A last minute decision is going to require some heavy lifting. I was originally just going to show a snapshot of my regression output in my paper (in a small table) but I feel as though my professor would prefer to see each and every coefficient. So, I would like to create a large table that gets its own page and spans both columns. It's the only way i'll be able to fit all of the information anyway. Here's the table I have so far that needs to be moved to its own page and made much larger:


\usepackage{amsmath,geometry,siunitx,booktabs, tabularx}

\newcommand\mC[1]{\multicolumn{1}{C@{}}{#1}} % handy shortcut macro

\sisetup{group-separator={,}, group-minimum-digits=4}
\captionsetup[table]{font=small, labelfont=bf, singlelinecheck=no}

%% Remaining Code: Be sure not to reload any already-loaded packages

            makecell, %tabularx
%\usepackage[lite]{mtpro2} % Times Roman math font
%                     labelfont=bf,
%                     singlelinecheck=no}

%for borders on figures

\title{\LARGE \bf ECON 425 Term Paper}



\caption{Estimates of pay-performance sensitivity.}
OLS regressions of CEO salary and CEO total compensation on change in shareholder wealth. Standard errors in parentheses.

\begin{tabularx}{\columnwidth}{@{}L ll@{}}
\thead[l]{Dependent\\ variable}
            &  \thead[l]{CEO\\
                         (eq. \ref{eqn:first})}
                                    & \thead[l]{CEO total\\
                                            (eq. \ref{eqn:second})} \\
Intercept       &  434.319        & 6250.899                    \\
Change in shareholder wealth (\%~Change)
                & $-0.304$ (.083)   & $-2.638$ (1.551)          \\
Adj R-squared   & 0.255         & 0.062                         \\
F-statistic     & $142.13^*$    & $34.10^*$                     \\
Sample Size     & 11537         & 11529                         \\

$^{*}$ Significant at the 1\% level.


I understand if you would prefer that I showed you my best effort first, but rather than messing up my paper I thought I would see if anybody would give it a try first.

This is for an idea of the amount of information I need to present:

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UPDATE @MICO (let me know if you'd like an MWE as well) I think i'll use one table for parameter estimates and the other for comparing goodness of fit measures. Could you help me with this encroaching issue? FYI I simply copy and pasted the table right after the other one and then removed the * symbol from table

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I was using textwidth, switching to column width looks better, but doesnt look like itll fit the third equation:

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  • For the second table (the unstarred one), are you maybe using \textwidth instead of \columnwidth as the width of the tabularx environment?
    – Mico
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 0:30

1 Answer 1


Two suggestions:

  • Change \begin{table} and \end{table} to \begin{table*} and \end{table*}. This will ensure that table occupies both columns and that it'll show up at the top of the next page.

  • Assuming you'll continue to use a tabularx environment, and assuming you'll want it to take up the full width of the text block (i.e., both columns), change the first argument of \begin{tabularx} from \columnwidth to \textwidth.

  • Mico please see my edit above
    – texmex
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 0:11
  • Mico please see my next edit. thanks for all the help btw!
    – texmex
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 0:45
  • @texmex - Sorry, i don’t see an equation.
    – Mico
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 0:56
  • Mico, I was just speculating. I will try now to add it
    – texmex
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 1:15
  • MIco, nevermind, I think I found something that will work.
    – texmex
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 1:20

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