* Testing OLS Model for Cobb-Douglas Production Function
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* Keywords:
* regression, multiple, ols, log, f-test, cobb-douglas, production
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* Description:
* We illustrate how to estimate an OLS Regression Models for Cobb-Douglas
* Production Function and test an imposed restriction with an F-test
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* Author(s):
* Skif Pankov
*
* Source:
* Damodar N. Gujarati and Dawn C. Porter, Basic Econometrics - 5th Edition
* McGraw-Hill International Edition, Chapter 8, Example 8.3 (page 250)
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sample 1 20
* Reading the datafile and naming the variables
read (data_8.3.shd) gdp emp cap
* Generating logs of variables
genr lngdp = log(gdp)
genr lnemp = log(emp)
genr lncap = log(cap)
* Running OLS regression of lngdp on lnemp and lncap, specifying that it is a
* log-log regression and including residual summary statistics into output
ols lngdp lnemp lncap / loglog rstat
* Testing the restriction lnemp + lncap = 1 (constant returns to scale)
test lnemp + lncap = 1
end
stop
* Note:
* The value of F-statistic will be greater that the book value by 0.02 -
* this is because SHAZAM uses more accurate values of sums of squared
* errors