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Testing for Bivariate Stochastic Dominance Using Inequality Restrictions

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  • Thanasis Stengos

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    (Department of Economics, University of Guelph)

  • Brennan S. Thompson

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    (Department of Economics, Ryerson University, Toronto)

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In this paper, we propose of a test of bivariate stochastic dominance using a generalized framework for testing inequality constraints. Unlike existing tests, this test has the advantage of utilizing the covariance structure of the estimates of the joint distribution functions. The performance of our proposed test is examined by way of a Monte Carlo experiment. We also consider an empirical example which utilizes household survey data on income and health status.

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Paper provided by The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in its series Working Paper Series with number 32_11.

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Keywords: Stochastic dominance; inequality restrictions; multidimensional welfare;

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