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Poisson: some convergence issues

Santos Silva, Joao and Tenreyro, Silvana (2011) Poisson: some convergence issues. Stata Journal, 11 (2). pp. 207-212.

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Abstract

In this article, we identify and illustrate some shortcomings of the poisson command in Stata. Specifically, we point out that the command fails to check for the existence of the estimates, and we show that it is very sensitive to numerical problems. While these are serious problems that may prevent users from obtaining estimates or may even produce spurious and misleading results, we show that the informed user often has simple workarounds available for addressing these problems.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.stata-journal.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 StataCorp LP.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Sets: Departments > Economics
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 13:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38083/

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