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help for {hi:nnest}
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{title:J test and Cox-Pesaran test for non nested OLS models}
{p 8 14}{cmd:nnest}{it: varlist}
{title:Description}
{p}{cmd:nnest} computes the J test and Cox-Pesaran test for non nested OLS models.
The tests are discussed in W.H. Greene {it: Econometric Analisys}, 4th edition, (Prentice Hall International Editions) pages 302-305.
{p}{cmd:nnest} requires that you run an OLS regression to define model 1 (M1). Such regression can be weighted and it can contain
time series operators. However, it can neither contain factor-variable operators nor any function that contains a comma (such as {help tin},
{help inrange}, {help inlist}, etc.).
{cmd:nnest} then constructs the competing model 2 (M2) by collecting the regressors listed in {it: varlist} and applies the same options
included in the OLS regression defining M1 to the auxiliary regressions for the tests. Finally, {cmd: nnest} returns a series of scalars
and macros in {cmd: return list}.{p_end}
{p}I am grateful for the comments received from Kit Baum (kit.baum@bc.edu) in upgrading the syntax for {cmd:nnest} and the usual caveat applies.{p_end}
{title:Options}
{p}{cmd:nnest} has no options.{p_end}
{title: Example}
{phang}{cmd:. nnest cons}{p_end}
{phang}{cmd:. nnest cons gdp}{p_end}
{phang}{cmd:. nnest cons L(-2/3).gdp}{p_end}
{title: References}
{p 0 4}W.H. Greene {it: Econometric Analisys}, 4th edition, (Prentice Hall International Editions) pages 302-305.{p_end}
{title: Author}
{p 8 12}Gregorio Impavido, IMF, USA{p_end}
{p 8 12}gimpavido@imf.org{p_end}