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Advice on using heteroscedasticity based identification

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  • Christopher F. Baum

    (Boston College
    DIW Berlin
    CESIS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Arthur Lewbel

    (Boston College)

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Lewbel (2012) provides a heteroscedasticity based estimator for linear regression models containing an endogenous regressor when no external instruments or other such information is available. The estimator is implemented in the Stata module ivreg2h by Baum and Schaffer (2012). This note gives some advice and instructions to researchers who want to use this estimator.

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  • Christopher F. Baum & Arthur Lewbel, 2018. "Advice on using heteroscedasticity based identification," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 975, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 17 Jun 2019.
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    Keywords

    instrumental variables; linear regression; endogeneity; identification; heteroscedasticity;
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    JEL classification:

    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C87 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Econometric Software

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