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Nonparametric estimation of an additive quantile regression model

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  • Joel Horowitz

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Northwestern University)

  • Sokbae 'Simon' Lee

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    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London)

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This paper is concerned with estimating the additive components of a nonparametric additive quantile regression model. We develop an estimator that is asymptotically normally distributed with a rate of convergence in probability of n-r/(2r+1) when the additive components are r-times continuously differentiable for some r = 2. This result holds regardless of the dimension of the covariates and, therefore, the new estimator has no curse of dimensionality. In addition, the estimator has an oracle property and is easily extended to a generalized additive quantile regression model with a link function. The numerical performance and usefulness of the estimator are illustrated by Monte Carlo experiments and an empirical example.

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Paper provided by Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies in its series CeMMAP working papers with number CWP07/04.

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Length: 35 pp.
Date of creation: Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ifs:cemmap:07/04

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