# Thread: log-lin regression vs lin-lin

1. ## log-lin regression vs lin-lin

Hi guys,
I'm a new guest in this forum so first of all I'm Giovanni and nice to meet you.

I'm solving a problem set of Econometrics course and it's the first time I face non linear reg. In fact, prof asked us to intrepret the result of the non linear reg.

The dataset is the most popular of all, that is the dependence of income to year of education. The independent variable (year of education) is called educ and the dependent variable (income) is called y.

After some descriptive analysis, we have to choose the best model (lin-lin, log-lin, log-log).

I choose the first one, cause it's the higher adjusted R2.

Now, he asked us to multiply the regressand * 1000 and analyze the results, in the special case of log-lin results.

My question is: why the B1 remain the same and the constant modifies? (pic attached).

Thank you guys!

Giovanni

2. ## Re: log-lin regression vs lin-lin

You cannot compare s (adjusted or not) across models with when you applied a non-linear transformation to the response/dependent/explained/y-variable. The logic is that measures the proportion of explained variance in y, and by non-linearly transforming y you change that variance, i.e. the denominator in that proportion.

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4. ## Re: log-lin regression vs lin-lin

Originally Posted by maartenbuis
You cannot compare s (adjusted or not) across models with when you applied a non-linear transformation to the response/dependent/explained/y-variable. The logic is that measures the proportion of explained variance in y, and by non-linearly transforming y you change that variance, i.e. the denominator in that proportion.
Ah, ok!

What criterium I have to follow in chasing type of model?

Thanks

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