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Two-stage least squares is a regression technique from econometrics used in instrumental variables analysis.

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IV Estimator or 2SLS estimator?

I am estimating the causal effect of maternal education on child health outcomes (as measured by the hight for age, weight for age z scores as well as their breastfeeding status measured by a binary ...
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What is the effect of an omitted variable in the first stage of an IV/2SLS

Background Let me start with the fact that I read, this post, this post and this post. These questions deal with omitting exogenous variables from the main equation in the first stage. My question is ...
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Bivariate probit versus 2SLS, contradictory results (sign)

I am currently facing puzzle and I hope some of you will be able to provide me some insights. I have this model: y: binary variable, x1: binary variable (endogenous), z: binary instrument, x2: ...
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2stage (instrumental variable) analysis: is reverse causality in the first stage a problem? [duplicate]

For my research I am looking into the relationship between an outcome (Y) and a predictor (X) as follows: $$Y = X + e$$ where $e$ is the error term. Because there might be reverse causality I am ...
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Two-stage residual inclusion or two-stage predictor substitution

I am a beginner on this site, so my apologies if I ask something incorrectly here. I have a panel dataset that looks like this: Ultimately, I need to estimate the predictors of patient quality of ...
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Standard errors of *partial* two stage least squares coefficients

Here partial 2SLS (I coined this term and found it descriptive) is the approach that SAS uses for 2SLS. Compared to "ordinary" 2SLS which in the first stage projects all explanatory variables $X$ onto ...
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Testing for instrument validity using control function approach

Suppose we have a linear IV model with: $$ y_i=\beta x_i + \epsilon_i$$ $$x_i=\gamma z_i + u_i $$with $E(x_i \epsilon_i)\neq 0$ and $E(z_i \epsilon_i)=0$. Then we can estimate the residuals in the ...
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Can I use same Instrumental variable for two of my endogenous variables?

I have the following model : y= X1+x2+X1*X2+ other control both X1 and X2 are endogenous. Can I use the same instrument for both X1 and X2?
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2SLS but second stage Probit

I am trying to use instrumental variables analysis to infer causality with observational data. I have come across a two-stage least squares (2SLS) regression which is likely to address the ...
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2SLS with a boolean regressor

So, I have the following linear model: $$y = \alpha + \beta x + u$$ and $x \in \{0,1\}$, i.e. the variable $x$ is boolean. Moreover $x$ may be endogenous, and I have a set of instrumental variables $\...
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How do you prove that an IV estimator is (in general) inconsistent if the first stage regression does not include a constant?

Given an equation $$ Y = \alpha + \beta X + u $$ where $X$ is an endogenous variable and $Z$ is a valid instrument for $X$. Then suppose that $$ X = \gamma + \pi Z + v $$ is the true data generating ...
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why is 2SLS with dummys the same as GLS on group means?

I'm reading Mostly Harmless Econometrics (Available here), and on page 100 they say that 2SLS with dummy instruments is the same as GLS on a set of group means. I don't understand why. From the ...
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Instrument variable that indirectly related to the error term. Valid?

I try to grasp the concept of instruments in 2SLS regressions. I have a variable that is correlated with an endogenous regressor (informative). I also believe that it is uncorrelated with the error ...
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2sls - instrumental variables mean and variance of exogenous variable

I do not usually use two-stage-least-square regression technique and I am not a theorist of econometrics; thus, I hope you will pardon me for this (possibly) clumsy post. Introduction Let's start from ...
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Сonfidence interval mean response and prediction interval for Instrumental Variables regression

I evaluated the regression model using the 2SLS method which is presented in the ivreg R package. Using predict can get fitted ...
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Can I use an exogenous variable from my model as an instrumental variable?

Can I use an exogenous variable specified in my model as an instrument for an endogenous one? It can be reasoned that there is a relationship between the two. My conjecture is this: Given that the ...
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Inconsistency of Forbidden Regression Estimator

I am trying to prove the inconsistency of the estimator of the in the following model: 1st stage: 2nd stage: When the population model is and . I know this is a forbidden regression because ...
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Which F statistic is generated in felm (R) and why does it differ from STATA (ivreghdfe)

I'm running 2sls and making sure that my results replicate in both stata and r. In r, using felm, my code is: ...
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Non-statistically significant effect of the instrument in the reduced form of the 2SLS

I am using a 2SLS, with two endogenous variables and two instruments. I conduct the Under- and the Weak-identification tests; results from these tests suggest that my instruments are not weak. ...
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When endogenous variable is non-normally distributed

I am trying to fit an IV probit model with my dependent variable being binary. However, my endogenous variable is a "ratio" variable, which is not normally distributed, thereby preventing me ...
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Why is the Wald Estimator equal to LATE (binary instrument)?

In Mostly Harmless Econometrics, Equation (4.1.12) states that in IV setting with binary instrument $Z$, treatment $D$, and potential outcomes $Y_1,Y_0$ for $Y$, then $$E[Y_1-Y_0|D_1 = 1, D_{0} = 0] =...
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Using residuals in 2SLS regression to remove reverse causality

Someone suggested the following idea to me to control for reverse causality. Suppose we want to test for the effect of $X$ on $Y$ in a panel data set, but we suspect that there is reverse causality. ...
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Test for weak instruments in Stata when using VCE robust [closed]

does anyone know how I can test for weak instruments (one instrument, just identified model) after 2SLS regression in Stata when using robust standard errors (VCE robust)?
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A 2SLS when the instrumented variable has two interactions in the model

I am using ivreg and ivmodel in R to apply a 2SLS. I would like to instrument one variable, ...
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How to properly use IV regression when my endogenous variable is a ratio?

I’m trying to better understand the issues relevant to the selection of an instrumental variable for a project I’m working on (and also more generally). In a recent example I ran into, my endogenous ...
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Instrumental variables: Fixed effects only in the second stage?

I have been under the impression that for a 2SLS FE model you got to have the fixed effects in both stages. So if you have a time invariant instrument you can forget about your FE, as they already ...
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2SLS with endogenous interaction term

I am trying to estimate a peer effects model where a certain characteristic of the individual and the peers might be endogenous: $$\ y_i=\alpha + \beta_1 Controls_i + \gamma_1 Endog_i +\gamma_2 \...
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Social-Network Peer Effect Regression

I have locally transformed model from Bramoullé 2009 to be estimated for regression estimation $\begin{equation} ( \mathrm{{I}} - {G}_{l}^{*}){y}_{l} = \beta_2( \mathrm{{I}} - {G}_{l}^{*}) {G}_{l}^...
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Addressing Near Perfect Correlations In Highly Competitive Commodity Markets

I am working on an analysis for a highly competitive agriculture market. I'm looking at county elevators in Iowa where competitors set their price for tomorrow's corn "ask" the evening before, but ...
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Missing R squared value from STATA output, what does that mean?

I ran a 2SLS regression in STATA, and there is no R squared value given in the output (only a dot where the value should be). What could this be interpreted as? Is it missing because it may be a ...
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How do I tell if my Instrument is valid?

I have the following structural model (similar) which I wish to estimate $$ Y_t = \beta_0 + \beta_1 X_t + \epsilon_t $$ but I'm aware that $X_t$ is endogenous or equivalently, $E[X_t\epsilon_t]\ne 0$....
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What control variables do we need for IV regression?

I am running and IV regression and I need help on what control variables to include in the IV regression. I believe that I have to control for potential variable that are correlated with both the ...
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Why do estimates differ so much between Instrumental Variable (ivreg) vs 2SLS (lm)?

I am working with some messy pilot data to figure out whether Instrumental Variable analysis will help interpret the results of a randomized controlled trial I am preparing. Treatment compliance in ...
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Weak first stage in 2SLS

I have a simple IV model with 1D variables: $N = \alpha_z + \beta_z Z + \epsilon_z$ $S = \alpha_s + \beta_s N + \epsilon_s$ $N$ is an integer, while $S$ is dummy. $Z$ is by construction ...
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Can there be endogeneity?

I am performing a regression in which I suspect there could be endogeneity between the main explanatory variable and the dependent. As a first step I perform an OLS regression and then, to control for ...
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Are There Evaluation Criteria For Instrumental Variables?

If theory points to multiple possible instruments that can be used, how can I choose which one of them is the best for 2SLS? I read that good instrument should be significant and correlated with the ...
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Instrumental variables with interactions between endogenous variables

I have two endogenous variables $x_1$ and $x_2$ and am trying to estimate the following model: $$y = \theta_0 + \theta_1 x_1 + \theta_2 x_2 + \theta_{12} x_{12}$$ where $x_{12} = x_1\times x_2$. I'm ...
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Implementation of 2SLS in regression with AR errors?

Consider the following simple example: $Y_t=\beta X_{t-1}+\varepsilon_t$ $X_t=\gamma Y_t + Z_t +u$, where $\varepsilon_t=\alpha\varepsilon_{t-1}+\eta$, and $E[Z_t\varepsilon_t']=E[uu']=E[\eta\...
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2SLS for sales data (problem with IV)

I am given a task to perform an analysis on marketing data and to find out if the prices for the products and marketing budget are set correctly. In order to do it, I need to find a suitable model ...
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Why do you put all the exogenous variables into the first and second stage of 2SLS?

For a general MLR, let's say we have k endogenous X's, r exogenous W's, and m instruments. The first stage of the 2SLS model is regressing each of the endogenous X's on all the Z's and W's. For the ...
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Two stage models: Difference between Heckman models (to deal with sample selection) and Instrumental variables (to deal with endogenity)

I am trying to get my head around the difference between sample selection and endogeneity and in turn how Heckman models (to deal with sample selection) differ from instrumental variable regressions (...
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Meaning of centred and uncentered r square [closed]

I'm not sure I understand fully the meaning of centred/uncentered r2. Is uncentered r2 is same as adjusted r2? and if not, how can I know the adjusted r2? That result estimated by IV analysis. the ...
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Why use two stage least squares for the instrumental variable estimator?

Following the rationale from Econometric Methods with Applications in Business and Economics by Heij et al., the instrumental variables estimator $b_{IV}$ for the linear regression model $y = X\beta ...
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Instrumental variables and GARCH

Can you use the predicted value from the first stage (as estimated using 2SLS) to replace the endogenous variable in a GARCH model? Or, what would be a different way of using instrumental variables in ...
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Is the IV approach applicable to endogenous count variable in a linear regression?

In a linear regression setting, one of the regressors (independent variables) is endogeneous. However, strictly speaking it is not continouus, but a count variable. A continouus instrumental variable ...
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Basic 2SLS IV Questions in Stata

(1) If I believe my instrument is exogenous conditional upon a few exogenous variables, do I include them only in the first stage? I.e. would the command be: ...
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Overidentified vs just identified models

Why go with overidentified models as opposed to just-identified? If you can go with over-identified models, how many instrumental variables can you have at max in a 2SLS model?
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Heterogeneous treatment effects with 2SLS local average treatment effect (LATE)

I am interested in a strategy to calculate heterogeneous treatment effects with an IV strategy for local average treatment effects (LATE). I am estimating the effect of postsecondary educational ...
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2sls asssumptions vs IV assumptions

Silly question but I was confused about the independence assumption for instrumental variables when they are used in 2SLS. Is it the case that the instrumental variable used in 2SLS only has to be as ...
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Why the representation in the form of $Z'X(X'X)^{-1}X'Z$ can not be simplified into $Z'Z$

Representation similar to $Z'X(X'X)^{-1}X'Z$ frequently appear to e.g. 2SLS. I think that $Z'X(X'X)^{-1}X'Z = Z'XX^{-1}X'^{-1}X'Z = Z'(XX^{-1})(X'^{-1}X')Z = Z'Z$. So why it seems that in the context ...