Category: Time Series

Reading dates and times in GAUSS

Time series data with inconsistently formatted dates and times can make your work frustrating. Dates and times are often stored as strings or text data and converting to a consistent, numeric format might seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, GAUSS includes an easy tool for loading and converting dates and times – the `date` keyword.

Make your time series computations up to 20 times faster

The key to getting the most performance from a matrix language is to vectorize your code as much as possible. Vectorized code performs operations on large sections of matrices and vectors in a single operation, rather than looping over the elements one-by-one. In this blog, we learn how to use the GAUSS recserar function to vectorize code and simulate a time series AR(1) model.
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The Effects of Structural Breaks on GMM models

[markdown] While structural breaks are a widely examined topic in pure time series, their impacts on panel data models have garnished less attention. However, in their forthcoming paper [Chowdhury and Russell (2018)](https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/sjpe.12142) demonstrate that [structural breaks](https://www.aptech.com/structural-breaks/) can cause bias in the instrumental variable panel estimation framework. This work highlights that structural breaks shouldn’t be limited to pure time series models and warrant equal attention in panel data models. [/markdown]
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