tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post6653987019442716645..comments2023-01-31T03:23:26.561-05:00Comments on Econometrics By Simulation: The problem of near multicollinearityFrancishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16658586705916884436noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post-58136442830456522522013-08-04T00:24:00.871-04:002013-08-04T00:24:00.871-04:00I am not sure if I have a very satisfying answer. ...I am not sure if I have a very satisfying answer. I was just trying to come up with functions that were not linearly dependent yet generally correlated. Exponentiation seemed like the easiest method.Francishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16658586705916884436noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post-18315092602992930612013-07-29T18:30:23.377-04:002013-07-29T18:30:23.377-04:00How are you calculating the level of multicollinea...How are you calculating the level of multicollinearity? I know you are doing it with this section of the code:<br /><br />gen z1 = x^2 + rnormal()*10<br />gen z2 = x^1.75 + rnormal()*10<br />gen z3 = x^.5 + rnormal()*10 + z2/4<br />gen y = 4*x + .5*z1 + .8*z2 + z3 + rnormal()*100<br /><br />But where are those exponent numbers coming from? Are these just randomly chosen numbers and functions? Why exponentiate? I am trying to figure out how you can specify the level of collinearity among a set of variables so that I can compare their errors that I will store in a vector. <br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post-13550140498160023492012-07-12T10:35:39.968-04:002012-07-12T10:35:39.968-04:00Yes, that is what I meant. I was thinking, okay we...Yes, that is what I meant. I was thinking, okay well what is the problem with near multicollinearity? Of course it is a problem of identification due to the correlation between the explanatory variable and other explanatory variables. <br /><br />But, if that correlation exists then we have an added problem if we seek what may seem the natural fix and omit some variables in order to lend significance to the variables we are interested in. Perhaps I am the only one who would think to take such an action, if so then yes they are a very different matter.Francishttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16658586705916884436noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post-3969819784934551172012-07-07T13:40:20.125-04:002012-07-07T13:40:20.125-04:00Fine - that's a different matter.Fine - that's a different matter.Dave Gileshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389606956062019445noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post-10191385291643368992012-07-07T07:57:35.629-04:002012-07-07T07:57:35.629-04:00I think he meant omited variable bias if you let o...I think he meant omited variable bias if you let out some variables to avoid the multicollinearity problemAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6288862798546085706.post-21868584715687532332012-07-04T14:19:07.702-04:002012-07-04T14:19:07.702-04:00Francis: Strictly speaking, multicollinearity does...Francis: Strictly speaking, multicollinearity doesn't BIAS the OLS coefficient estimates.Dave Gileshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05389606956062019445noreply@blogger.com