Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: To lag (vt)

  1. #1
    kwshiu is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default To lag (vt)

    I have a question about to lag (vt).

    Example
    We lagged all independent variables.

    Does it means that all independent variables will change from time t to t+1, or will change from time t to t-1 instead?

    According to the meaning of "independent variables", it should mean these independent variables should change from time t to t-1, but it confuses me that whether to lag something means to make something earlier, or to make something after instead.

  2. #2
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,235
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: To lag (vt)

    Quote Originally Posted by kwshiu View Post
    I have a question about to lag (vt).

    Example
    We lagged all independent variables.

    Does it means that all independent variables will change from time t to t+1, or will change from time t to t-1 instead?

    According to the meaning of "independent variables", it should mean these independent variables should change from time t to t-1, but it confuses me that whether to lag something means to make something earlier, or to make something after instead.
    It doesn't make sense. Please give correct information in your profile.

  3. #3
    kwshiu is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: To lag (vt)

    The is from a journal paper:
    Ahuja, G., Polidoro, F., & Mitchell, W. 2009. Structural homophily or social asymmetry? The formation of alliances by poorly embedded firms. Strategic Management Journal, 30(9): 941-958.
    The sentence is in p.947, right column, 3rd paragraph

    I find this not sensible as well, but I have seen similar usage of the word "lag", to mean making something earlier, in other journal papers too.

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,527
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: To lag (vt)

    t-1 seems more likely to me.

  5. #5
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    22,452
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: To lag (vt)

    A reminder, kwshiu - you must ensure that your profile information is correct. You have said in your profile that your current location is the UK. Your IP address emanates from Hong Kong. Please correct your current location.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] jet lag
    By Will17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2010, 11:02
  2. lag
    By peter123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2009, 03:45
  3. jet lag
    By chameleon2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2008, 16:08
  4. negative emotions , JET LAG
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Jun-2007, 22:39
  5. how are you doing over jet lag?
    By oldman2 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2005, 02:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk