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Introduction to Difference-in-Differences Estimation

Introduction When policy changes or treatments are imposed on people, it is common and reasonable to ask how those people have been impacted. This is a more difficult question than it seems at first glance. In order to truly know how those individuals have been impacted, we need to consider how those individuals would be [...]

Five Hacks For Creating Custom GAUSS Graphics

Introduction GAUSS includes a plethora of tools for creating publication-quality graphics. Unfortunately, many people fail to use these tools to their full potential. Today we unlock five advanced GAUSS hacks for building beautiful graphics: Using HSL, HSLuv, and Colorbrewer color palettes. Controlling graph exports. Changing the plot canvas size. Annotating graphs with shapes, text boxes, [...]

Unit Root Tests with Structural Breaks

Introduction In this blog, we examine the issue of identifying unit roots in the presence of structural breaks. We will use the quarterly US current account to GDP ratio to compare results from a number of unit root test found in the GAUSS tspdlib library including the: Zivot-Andrews (1992) unit root test with a single [...]

Running publicly available GAUSS code: Part 2

Hatemi code for cointegration with multiple structural breaks   This week's blog brings you the second video in the series examining running publicly available GAUSS code. This video runs the popular code by Hatemi-J for testing cointegration with multiple structural breaks. In this video you will learn how to: Substitute your own dataset. Modify the [...]
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Running publicly available GAUSS code: Part 1

This video will guide you through: Creating folders for a GAUSS project. Opening your code in the Project Folders Window. Running the code. The Applications Installer. Setting your working directory. Error G0290 Library not found. Error G0014 File not found. Viewing workspace variables. Next: Running Public GAUSS Code: Part 2

The Basics of Quantile Regression

Introduction Classical linear regression estimates the mean response of the dependent variable dependent on the independent variables. There are many cases, such as skewed data, multimodal data, or data with outliers, when the behavior at the conditional mean fails to fully capture the patterns in the data. In these cases, quantile regression provides a useful [...]

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