Maximum likelihood is a widely used technique for estimation with applications in many areas including time series modeling, panel data, discrete data, and even machine learning.
In today’s blog, we cover the fundamentals of maximum likelihood including:
The basic theory of maximum likelihood.
The advantages and disadvantages of maximum likelihood estimation.
Self-assessments are a common survey tool but, they can be difficult to analyze due to bias arising from systematic variation in individual reporting styles, known as reporting heterogeneity.
Anchoring vignette questions combined with the Compound Hierarchical Ordered Probit (CHOPIT) model, allows researchers to address this issue in survey data (King et al. 2004).
This methodology is based on two key identifying assumptions:
Response consistency (RC)
Vignette equivalence (VE)
In today’s blog we look more closely the fundamental pieces of this modeling technique including the:
Typical data set up.
Hierarchical Ordered Probit Model (HOPIT).
Likelihood and identifying assumptions used for estimation.
Placing graphs next to each other can be a great way to present information and improve data visualization. Today we will learn how to create tiled graphs in GAUSS with the easy-to-use plotLayout procedure.
We will work through two simple examples where you will learn:
How to created tiled layouts which are uniform and layouts with graphs of different sizes.
GAUSS procedures are user-defined functions that allow you to combine a sequence of commands to perform desired tasks. In this blog, you will learn the fundamentals of creating and using procedures in GAUSS.
Dummy variables are a common econometric tool, whether working with time series, cross-sectional, or panel data. Unfortunately, raw datasets rarely come formatted with dummy variables that are regression ready.
In today’s blog, we explore several options for creating dummy variables from categorical data in GAUSS, including:
Creating dummy variables from a file using formula strings.
Creating dummy variables from an existing vector of categorical data.
Creating dummy variables from an existing vector of continuous variables.
In this blog, we will explore how to set up and interpret cointegration results using a real-world time series example. We will cover the case with no structural breaks as well as the case with one unknown structural break using tools from the GAUSS tspdlib library.
Optional input arguments can make your statistical computing more efficient and enjoyable. GAUSS version 20 added a new suite of tools to make it easy for you to add optional input arguments to your GAUSS procedures. This blog lays the foundation to start using optional arguments in your GAUSS programs.
Cointegration is an important tool for modeling the long-run relationships in time series data. If you work with time series data, you will likely find yourself needing to use cointegration at some point. This blog provides an in-depth introduction to cointegration and will cover all the nuts and bolts you need to get started.