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Estimating LATE from RDD using OLS - Have I understood it correctly?

I am currently running a project using RDD in STATA where I am unable to use the handy "rdrobust" command, and hence have to use the conventional "regress" function instead, i.e., ...
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Parameter identification and causal identification

When people say identification, do "parametric identification" and "causal identification" mean completely different? Ex) When performing ML estimation, the sentence that one ...
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How to identify coefficients for all levels of categorical variables when you have multiple of them

I have an equation like y ~ x1 + x2 + x3 + x4 where the first 3 variables are categorical and the last one is continues. I want to identify the coefficients for all ...
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Rank condition for identification

In Basic Econometrics, Gujarati and Porter define a rank condition for identification of simultaneous equations: What would be its proof?
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Basic Questions about regression formula, sampling variability, and 'identification'

lets say I run the simple regression, $y_i = \beta_o + \beta_1x_i + \epsilon_i$.. Assume $cov(\epsilon,x)$=0 This yields the formula people write in terms of covariances for the slope parameter: $\hat{...
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Does 'As Good As Random' Have a rigorous definition in identification strategies?

If using an identificaton strategy such as differences in differences, Regression Discontinuities, or IV's, I see the phrase 'as good as random' used alot. Does this have a rigorous definition, or is ...
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Does estimated fixed effects change if we change reference level?

Consider a fixed effect model $$y_{it}=x_{it}'\beta+\alpha_{i}+\epsilon_{it}$$ To estimate the fixed effects $\alpha_i$ we can add a dummy for each individual and run the least-squares dummy variables ...
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Simultaneity in causal diagrams

Lets assume we have simultaneity problem. Variable x causes y and y causes x. As an example i would state alcoholism: the more respondent consumes alcohol, the more 'is' alcoholic (measured for ...
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Can't compute standard errors: the information matrix could not be inverted

I am trying to compute a Structural equation model. I have identified one model, in which I have included all the subscales simultaneously. However, when I try to look at the subscales separately, I ...
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How to verify identification of a model?

I have the system of simultaneous equations: $$ \begin{cases} y_1 = b_{12}y_2 + b_{13}y_3 + a_{11}x_{12} + a_{13}x_3 \\ y_2 = b_{21}y_1 + a_{21}x_1 + a_{22}x_{2} \\ y_3 = b_{32}y_2 + a_{31}x_1 + a_{...
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What is an intuitive of definition of “point identification” (point identified parameter) in econometrics?

I've recently come across the notion of point identification in several econometric papers. See, e.g., https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/tamer/files/pie.pdf, who mentions point identification ...
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Can anyone show how the concept of Identifiability is geometrically/intuitively presented?

The motivation for this question comes from the following: When I was studying statistics for the first time long ago, no one presented the mathematical concepts behind linear regression, like the one ...
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Instrumental variables, do we only need cov(z,e)=0 for exogeneity, and not E[e|z]=0?

Looking at the formula for instrumental variables estimator, we have : B_iv = B + (z'x)^-1(z'e) and then taking probability limits it becomes evident that we need cov(e,z)=0 and cov(z,x)=/=0.. but ...
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What kinds of variation am I able to explore using panel data with 3 fixed effects?

this question is similar to an unanswered question of mine. My data explores variation at three possible dimensions: $a$ area, $s$ sector, and $t$ time. There are 400 areas, 13 sectors and 8 time ...
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Parameter identification v. causal identification

As others, it seems (Identification of parameters problem), I get confused about the use of the word "identification" in econometrics. It seems some people talk about "identification" in the sense ...
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Classification - deterministic to probabilistic

Let $\mathcal{M} = \{X_1 , ... , X_N\}$ be a collection of objects, and assume that $x = X_i$. Imagine that we cannot observe $x$ directly, but we do have measurements $y = y(x)$ (only 1 dataset, ...
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Identify Effects in an Age-Cohort-Period Model

I have a survey dataset that contains the risk attitudes on individual levels for three years (2004,2009,2014). The research goal is to check the consistency of those attitudes over time using a ...
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Can I combine equations to produce overidentifying restrictions?

Say theory tells me that $$ y = f(x_1,x_2|\theta_f) $$ where $\theta_f$ is a set of parameters Similarly, theory tells me that $$ y = g(x_1,x_3|\theta_g) $$ where $\theta_g$ is another set of ...
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Identification from implicit function

Suppose my observed data $y$ and $x$ is generated by the following relationship for each observation $i$: $$ y_i = h(y_i,\theta) + x_i + \varepsilon_i$$ where $x_i$ is a strictly exogenous variable ,...
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Inconsistent Ljung-Box test result and plot of autocorrelation function of residuals

I get an inconsistent result for the Ljung-Box test: in fact when I run it using the Box.test function it doesn't make me reject the null hypothesis of residuals being white noise, but when I plot the ...
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Fitting a Beta distribution only using coin flips from the biased coins it generates

I have a Beta distribution $D$ with unknown parameters $\alpha$ and $\beta$ which I wish to estimate. If I was given samples $p_1, \ldots, p_n$ from $D$, then it's relatively straightforward to fit $...
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Identification of discrete choice models

Consider the classical Logit model. In particular, let $\mathcal{Y}\equiv (0,1,...,L)$ be the set of options available to consumers, where $0$ denotes the outside option. Let $$ u_y\equiv \begin{...
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Do I need Sargan test with equal numbers of instruments and endogenous variables when one instrument can affect more than one endogenous variables?

I have a instrumental variable logistic regression I run with three instruments (z1, z2, z3) and three endogenous variables (k1, k2, k3). Therefore, since the number of instruments "3" equals the ...
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Verifying Identification Results for Univariate Regression

So I have this linear regression model shown below and I'm supposed to be showing that equation 3 is equal to equation 4. There's a hint that says a 2x2 inverse matrix appears in the proof, but the ...
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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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Stata: Difference in Difference; common-trend plot [closed]

I estimate the following flexible difference-in-difference model with Stata: regress Y i.time i.time##i.treatment Starting from this model, I'd like to ...
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What does each cluster represent?

I have a dataset from a questionnaire with over 10000 rows and 30 variables. I am trying to have an insight of the data so I tried to cluster similar items. I first made a dimension reduction ...
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Why is uncorrelated(exogeneity) “good enough” for identification in regression?

Let the model $y=x+x^2-1$ be exactly correct, where $x\sim N(0,1)$, then $x^2\sim \chi^2_{(1)}$. Say we want to estimate the model $y=\beta x-1+\epsilon$ by least squares. Let $(y_i,x_i)_{i=1}^n\...
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Identification and estimation of my structural model with a latent variable

I am having some trouble trying to identify the parameters in the following structural model that I am trying to estimate. $$ y = a'x_1 + \beta\eta + \epsilon_1 $$ $$ \eta = b'x_2 + \delta T+\...
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Alternatives to calculating the rank of the information matrix in determining if the model is identifiable

I have a known non-linear model $h \in \mathbf{R}^n$: $$ y = h(\theta) + \epsilon, $$ where $\theta\in \mathbf{R}^m$ is a parameter vector, and $\epsilon$ is a normal random variable with zero mean ...
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Weak instrument problem, how can a “false experiment” serve as an identification check?

In their 2004 paper, Miguel et al. investigate the role of income growth by using current and lagged rainfall as an instrument. However, the instruments are somewhat weak: the joint F-statistic is ...
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What exactly does “local identification” mean in the context of structural VARs and VECMs?

In Lutkepohl's "New Introduction to Time Series Analysis", chapter 9, this term is frequently mentioned, but is in no where well-defined. So what exactly does "local identification" mean in this ...
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Create Gaussian noise for artificial dataset with different noise levels

I am creating an artificial dataset corresponding to different noise levels. This is to simulate results of a recognition software (e.g. face recognition). For example, for $noise_{level} = 0.1$, the ...
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Full Support of r.v. and model identification

Consider the model: $$y_i=x_i'\beta + \epsilon_i$$ where $\epsilon_i$ is i.i.d. and follows a $N(\mu,\sigma^2)$ with $\sigma^2>0$ and where the distribution of $x_i$ has full support on $R^k$. You ...
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Confirmatory factor analysis model identification

The minimum number of indicators for a single factor measurement model in CFA is 3. This follows from k(k+1)/2 where ...
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What do the assumptions for 2SLS (two-stage least squares) mean in the context of instrumental variables?

The assumptions for 2SLS are (z are the vector for instrumental variables; x are the explanatory variables in the model; u are the vector for the error term): Assumption 2SLS.1: E(z'u)=0, Assumption ...
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Which parameter is identified by $E(Y|X)=X\beta$?

I have been confused by the concept of parameter identification for a while now. I am asking this question mainly to test my understanding. Here is the linear regression model: $$y=X\beta + \...
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identification SEM model

Can someone explain to me how I calculate the non-redundant parameters? I read everywhere that you calculate this by p (p + 1) / 2, but do you have to do this per latent variable or in total or with ...
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How to calculate accuracy of identification using embedings and corresponded labels? [closed]

I'm trying to implement deep speaker embeding system and after getting voice embeddings I need to somehow calculate accuracy. But there is no mention in deep speaker paper about how they calculated ...
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Identify parameters for ARIMA model

I am trying to build ARIMA model, I have 144 terms in my standardized time series, which represent residuals form original time series. This residuals, on which I would like to build ARIMA model, are ...
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Why is parameter identification defined on the distribution of observables, rather than just the sample?

I'm struggling to intuitively understand parameter estimation. Specifically, why do we say that a parameter is identified if it is determined by the probability distributions of observables? e.g. we ...
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Tuning an approximate model with data?

Given an approximate model (obtained by theoretical simplifications etc.), how can observations (data) be used to fine tune it?. Standard supervised learning techniques can used for constructing ...
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ARMA vs AR process differences

According to wold representation theorem every covariance-stationary time series can be written as a linear combination of lagged values of a white noise process (MA(∞) representation). Now if a MA(∞) ...
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Identifying restriction in MLE?

Consider the following density function: $$ f(x; a,b) = \frac{(1-a)b}{2a x^2}$$ where $a$ and $b$ cannot be separately identified. Now suppose that given my data, I can restrict $a$ to two possible ...
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What is next after a referee rejects an instrumental variable strategy?

I have a paper that just got rejected. It appears that my identification strategy is not sound enough. Below I describe the critique and seek some advice. My sample is elderly aged 55 and over. The ...
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Convolutional Neural Networks for identification of specific objects instead of object categories?

Is it for example feasible to hand a query image of my dog "Dave" to a CNN, and then use the CNN to find all images of "Dave" in a database of dog images? If so, how would one do this? If not, why ...
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Identification assumptions and causal relationships

I'm new to econometrics and I'm having a hard time answering if the following statement is true or false: "In regression studies, making adequate identification assumptions is sufficient for ...
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Residual ACF of AR and MA models is the same

For Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models (ARIMA), if the residual autocorrelation function (ACF) of both autoregressive, AR(1), and moving average, MA(1), models is the same what does this ...
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Identification with multiple fixed effects

I have been thinking about this question for a long time: I wanted to ask that if we have a fixed effect regression (say data on 30 counties over 10 years). Now, say I run a regression $Y_{it} = \...
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Which VAR model should I use

I have a set of covariance stationary variables which are slightly correlated to each other (<20%). I want to model the dependencies among the variables. I found out, that there are three types of ...