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An alternative simple quantile regression estimator

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  • Zhang, Zhengyu
  • Zhu, Pingfang

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This note proposes a computationally simple estimator for quantile regression in a linear model context, as an alternative to Koenker and Bassett’s (1978) algorithm. The new estimator can remedy several drawbacks associated with Powell’s (1986) censored quantile regression estimator.

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  • Zhang, Zhengyu & Zhu, Pingfang, 2013. "An alternative simple quantile regression estimator," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 163-166.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:163-166
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.09.036
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    1. Koenker, Roger W & Bassett, Gilbert, Jr, 1978. "Regression Quantiles," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 46(1), pages 33-50, January.
    2. Buchinsky, Moshe, 1994. "Changes in the U.S. Wage Structure 1963-1987: Application of Quantile Regression," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 62(2), pages 405-458, March.
    3. Powell, James L., 1986. "Censored regression quantiles," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 143-155, June.
    4. Manski, Charles F., 1985. "Semiparametric analysis of discrete response : Asymptotic properties of the maximum score estimator," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 313-333, March.
    5. Horowitz, Joel L, 1992. "A Smoothed Maximum Score Estimator for the Binary Response Model," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 60(3), pages 505-531, May.
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    Keywords

    Quantile regression; Censoring; Maximum score method;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models

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