On Sun, 30 Jun 2013, Pindar wrote:
I'm still struggling with the dpanel methodology and the
results to e.g. Stata.
First, the Sargan test statistics reported by GRETL are equivalent to the
ones of Arellano and Bond (1991) Sargan tests.
Yes; and in most cases they are identical with those produced by
Ox/DPD. In gretl we use the formula given in the DPD manual to
compute the Sargan test -- maybe this should be given in the User's
The assertion that the Sargan test of GRETL is the Hansen test in
seems not to be true for *xtabond2*.
In some cases the assertion holds true, maybe not in others.
GRETL values are always closer to the Sargan tests of Roodman
Roodman (2006). What is the Hansen test then?
Ask Roodman, or another Stata guru. I don't know. It's not
adequately documented in the xtabond2 PDF file.
In Baltagi (2005) I found a xtabond output. Here the results for
one-step estimates are the same as of gretl and the Sargan test fits too
(note, here is only a Sargan test is reported in the output).
Strange in this comparison: In GRETL the two-step estimators are far away
from the one-step coefficients and completely different to the ones reported
in Baltagi (p. 157).
This is a case where the "A" matrix is singular and so -- as
explained in the Gretl User's Guide -- all bets are off. Gretl and
Ox/DPD do the same thing (generalized inverse, Moore-Penrose). Stata
apparently does something else, we don't know what.
Another questions is how to perform the
Difference-in-Sargan/Hansen tests in GRETL (as reported in
At this point you'd have to code that yourself.