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Poisson: some convergence issues

Santos Silva, Joao and Tenreyro, Silvana ORCID: 0000-0002-9816-7452 (2011) Poisson: some convergence issues. Stata Journal, 11 (2). pp. 207-212. ISSN 1536-867X

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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.

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Additional Information: © 2011 StataCorp LP.
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 13:25
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:53

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