Posted: April 7th, 2021

Use ols to estimate a model relating colgpa to hsgpa , act , skipped

c8 Use the data set GPA1.RAW for this exercise.

  1. Use OLS to estimate a model relating colGPA to hsGPA ACT skipped , and PC . Obtain the OLS residuals.

  2. Compute the special case of the White test for heteroskedasticity. In the regres­

sion of û on  colGPA  colGPA , obtain the fitted values, say ˆ .

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  1. Verify that the fitted values from part (ii) are all strictly positive. Then, obtain the weighted least squares estimates using weights 1/ ˆ . Compare the weighted least


squares estimates for the effect of skipping lectures and the effect of PC ownership with the corresponding OLS estimates. What about their statistical significance?


  1. In the WLS estimation from part (iii), obtain heteroskedasticity­robust standard errors. In other words, allow for the fact that the variance function estimated

in part (ii) might be misspecified. (See Question 8.4.) Do the standard errors change much from part (iii)?

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