Archive for October 2022

Heteroskedasticity robust standard errors: Some practical considerations


Some discussions have arisen lately with regard to which standard errors should be used by practitioners in the presence of heteroskedasticity in linear models. The discussion intrigued me, so I took a second look at the existing literature. I provide an overview of theoretical and simulation research that helps us answer this question. I also present simulation results that mimic or expand some of the existing simulation studies. I’ll share the Stata code I used for the simulations in hopes that it might be useful to those that want to explore how the various standard-error estimators perform in situations that are relevant to your research. Read more…