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I would like to please answer the following questions

How can I include asymetric country-pair fixed effects in the "ppmlhdfe" command?

Previously I have built the so-called pairs of asymmetric countries and the pairs of symmetric countries with the following formula:

*Asimetric country-pair

egen pair_id_asimetricos=group(iso3_o iso3_d)

replace pair_id_asimetricos = pair_id_asimetricos +100000 if iso3_o==iso3_d

I have run the following regression:

ppmlhdfe tot_trade_millon ln_pib_o_ ln_pib_d_ ln_gdpcap_o ln_gdpcap_d ln_REM_EXP_1 ln_REM_IMP_1, absorb(pair_id_asimetricos) cluster(pair_id_asimetricos)

What is striking is the following:

Absorbed degrees of freedom:

-------------------------------------------------------------+

Absorbed FE | Categories - Redundant = Num. Coefs |

---------------------+---------------------------------------|

pair_id_asimetricos | 25652 25652 0 *|

-------------------------------------------------------------+

* = FE nested within cluster; treated as redundant for DoF computation

Why does it show me that my asimetrics pair fixed effects are redundant ?

why does it show me "num coef iqual to 0"

Thank you for yours answers

best wishes

I hope you have a good day

I would like to please answer the following questions

How can I include asymetric country-pair fixed effects in the "ppmlhdfe" command?

Previously I have built the so-called pairs of asymmetric countries and the pairs of symmetric countries with the following formula:

*Asimetric country-pair

egen pair_id_asimetricos=group(iso3_o iso3_d)

replace pair_id_asimetricos = pair_id_asimetricos +100000 if iso3_o==iso3_d

I have run the following regression:

ppmlhdfe tot_trade_millon ln_pib_o_ ln_pib_d_ ln_gdpcap_o ln_gdpcap_d ln_REM_EXP_1 ln_REM_IMP_1, absorb(pair_id_asimetricos) cluster(pair_id_asimetricos)

What is striking is the following:

Absorbed degrees of freedom:

-------------------------------------------------------------+

Absorbed FE | Categories - Redundant = Num. Coefs |

---------------------+---------------------------------------|

pair_id_asimetricos | 25652 25652 0 *|

-------------------------------------------------------------+

* = FE nested within cluster; treated as redundant for DoF computation

Why does it show me that my asimetrics pair fixed effects are redundant ?

why does it show me "num coef iqual to 0"

Thank you for yours answers

best wishes