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An encompassing test for non-nested quantile regression models

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  • Kuan, Chung-Ming
  • Lin, Hsin-Yi

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We propose an encompassing test for non-nested linear quantile regression models and show that it has an asymptotic [chi]2 distribution. It is also shown that the proposed test is a regression rank score test in a comprehensive model under conditional homogeneity. Our simulation results indicate that the proposed test performs very well in finite samples.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 257-260

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:257-260

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Keywords: Encompassing test Non-nested model Quantile regression Rank score test;

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  1. Hsin-Yi Lin, 2011. "A robust test for non-nested hypotheses," AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Springer, vol. 95(1), pages 93-111, March.

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