Working Paper

A Working Paper entitled lassopack: Model selection and prediction with regularized regression in Stata is now available.

Abstract:

This article introduces lassopack, a suite of programs for regularized regression in Stata. lassopack implements lasso, square-root lasso, elastic net, ridge regression, adaptive lasso and post-estimation OLS. The methods are suitable for the high-dimensional setting where the number of predictors may be large and possibly greater than the number of observations, . We offer three different approaches for selecting the penalization (‘tuning’) parameters: information criteria (implemented in lasso2), -fold cross-validation and -step ahead rolling cross-validation for cross-section, panel and time-series data (cvlasso), and theory-driven (‘rigorous’) penalization for the lasso and square-root lasso for cross-section and panel data (rlasso). We discuss the theoretical framework and practical considerations for each approach. We also present Monte Carlo results to compare the performance of the penalization approaches.

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Suggested citation:

Ahrens, A., Hansen, C.B., & Schaffer, M.E. (2019). lassopack: Model selection and prediction with regularized regression in Stata. arXiv:1901.05397.