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DURBINH: Stata module to calculate Durbin's h test for serial correlation

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  • Christopher F Baum

    () (Boston College)

  • Vince Wiggins

    () (Stata Corporation)

Abstract

In the presence of lagged dependent variables, the Durbin-Watson statistic and Box-Pierce Q statistics are not appropriate tests for serial correlation in the errors. Durbin's h statistic may be used in this context. An asymptotically equivalent variant of Durbin's h statistic is computed by this command. This is version 1.04 of the software, updated from that published in STB-55. The force option has been added to allow durbinh to be employed after regress, robust and newey. The test is built in to Stata 8 as "durbina"; also see "durbina2" which will work on a single timeseries of a panel.

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  • Christopher F Baum & Vince Wiggins, 1999. "DURBINH: Stata module to calculate Durbin's h test for serial correlation," Statistical Software Components S387301, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 11 Aug 2002.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s387301
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    time-series data; autocorrelation;

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