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Stochastic Dominance

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  • Russell Davidson

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The concept of stochastic dominance is defined, and its relation to welfare, poverty, and income inequality explained. A brief discussion is provided of how statistical inference may be performed for hypotheses relating to stochastic dominance.

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Paper provided by McGill University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2006-19.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mcl:mclwop:2006-19

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  2. Oliver Linton & Kyungchul Song & Yoon-Jae Whang, 2008. "Bootstrap Tests of Stochastic Dominance with AsymptoticSimilarity on the Boundary," STICERD - Econometrics Paper Series /2008/527, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
  3. Mireille Bardos, 2007. "What is at stake in the construction and use of credit scores?," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 29(2), pages 159-172, March.
  4. Sami Bibi, 2006. "Growth with Equity is Better for the Poor," Cahiers de recherche 0640, CIRPEE.
  5. Bibi, Sami & Duclos, Jean-Yves, 2007. "Equity and policy effectiveness with imperfect targeting," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 109-140, May.
  6. Brian Nolan & Bertrand Maitre, 2000. "A Comparative Perspective on Trends in Income Inequality in Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 31(4), pages 329-350.
  7. Dominic Gasbarro & Wing-Keung Wong & J. Kenton Zumwalt, 2007. "Stochastic Dominance Analysis of iShares," SCAPE Policy Research Working Paper Series 0706, National University of Singapore, Department of Economics, SCAPE.
  8. Liu, Xuanli & Miller, Gay Y. & McNamara, Paul E., 2003. "Do Antibiotics Reduce Production Risk For U.S. Pork Producers?," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22026, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  9. Sami Bibi, 2005. "When is Economic Growth Pro-Poor? Evidence from Tunisia," Cahiers de recherche 0522, CIRPEE.
  10. Michael C. Burda & Bernd Fitzenberger & Alexander Lembcke & Thorsten Vogel, 2008. "Unionization, Stochastic Dominance, and Compression of the Wage Distribution: Evidence from Germany," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2008-041, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  11. Boèvi Kouglo Lawson Body & Kokou Baninganti & Etsri Homevoh & Etse Adjo Lamadokou, 2007. "Analyse comparative de l'état de pauvreté et d'inégalité au Togo: une approche multidimensionnelle basée sur l'indice de richesse/Comparative Analysis of Poverty and Inequality in Togo: a Multidi," Working Papers PMMA 2007-10, PEP-PMMA.
  12. Abhay Abhyankar & Keng-Yu Ho & Huainan Zhao, 2005. "Long-run post-merger stock performance of UK acquiring firms: a stochastic dominance perspective," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(10), pages 679-690.
  13. Jean-Yves Duclos & Paul Makdissi, 2000. "Restricted and Unrestricted Dominance Welfare, Inequality and Povery Orderings," Cahiers de recherche 00-01, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.

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