A Hipótese de Kuznets para os Municípios Brasileiros: Testes para as Formas Funcionais e Estimações Não-Paramétricas
The main aim of this paper was to analyse the existence of Kuznets hypothesis for the Brazilian Municipalities from 1991 to 2000. The empirical strategy was based on three steps. The first one consists in testing the quantile specification proposed by Racine (2006). The second was to use the non-parametrical estimation B-splines according to Koenker et alii (1994). Finally, the third step was to test Fan et alii (2001) Likelihood ratio. The results show that the quantile linear specification is inconsistent. The non parametrical estimation confirms the Kuznets hypothesis. The Likelihood ratio proves the goodness to fit of the non parametrical estimations comparing to the linear ones.
Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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