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Quantile regression with aggregated data


  • Nicoletti, Cheti
  • Best, Nicky


Analyses using aggregated data may bias inference. In this work we show how to aggregate data to avoid or at least reduce this bias when estimating quantile regressions.

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  • Nicoletti, Cheti & Best, Nicky, 2012. "Quantile regression with aggregated data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(2), pages 401-404.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:2:p:401-404 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.06.011

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    Quantile regression; Ecological inference; Aggregation bias;

    JEL classification:

    • C18 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Methodolical Issues: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models


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