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A. Answer Question 3 of Chapter 5 (p. 149).

B. Answer Question 5 of Chapter 5 (p. 149).

C. Consider Question 7 of Chapter 3 (pp. 87-89).

Answer the following questions:

i) Obtain basic summary statistics for the IPOD3 dataset variables PRICE, NEW, SCRATCH,

and BIDRS using the STATA “summarize” command, and then copy and paste the output into

your assignment.

ii) Re-estimate the model using STATA, and then copy and paste the output into your

assignment.

iii) Report your regression results in the standard format of equation (3.2) on p. 72. (Use two

decimal places for the estimated coefficients, the standard errors, and the t-statistics.)

iv) Carefully explain the real-world meaning of the three estimated slope coefficients.

v) What signs would you have expected for each of the estimated slope coefficients? Carefully

explain your reasoning in each case.

vi) Based on your answer to part v), use t-tests to test these expectations about the signs of the

estimated slope coefficients. Be sure to write down the null and alternative hypotheses in each

case, and to explain whether you should reject or not reject the null hypothesis in each case.

vii) Test the overall significance of the regression using the step-by-step procedure outlined in

the example on p.145. Be sure to write down the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses, and

to explain whether you should reject or not reject the null hypothesis.

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viii) Repeat part vii), but this time using the (more) general F-test formula given in equation

(5.10). Be sure to write down the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses, and to explain

whether you should reject or not reject the null hypothesis.

ix) Using the standard formula in equation (5.9), construct 90% 2-sided confidence intervals for

each of the estimated slope coefficients. Be sure to show your working, step-by-step.

x) Using an appropriate STATA command(s), check your answers to part ix). Copy and paste the

relevant STATA output into your assignment.

xi) Re-estimate the model using STATA, but this time omit the SCRATCH variable, and then

copy and paste the output into your assignment.

xii) Report the regression results from part xi) in the standard format of equation (3.2) on p. 72.

(Use two decimal places for the estimated coefficients, the standard errors, and the t-statistics.)

xiii) Using the discussion of four important specification criteria on p. 166-167, compare the

original model with a more parsimonious model which excludes SCRATCH. Which model do

you think is better? Carefully use the four specification criteria to make your decision, being sure

to state which criteria support your decision and why.