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Robust penalized quantile regression estimation for panel data

  • Lamarche, Carlos
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    This paper investigates a class of penalized quantile regression estimators for panel data. The penalty serves to shrink a vector of individual specific effects toward a common value. The degree of this shrinkage is controlled by a tuning parameter [lambda]. It is shown that the class of estimators is asymptotically unbiased and Gaussian, when the individual effects are drawn from a class of zero-median distribution functions. The tuning parameter, [lambda], can thus be selected to minimize estimated asymptotic variance. Monte Carlo evidence reveals that the estimator can significantly reduce the variability of the fixed-effect version of the estimator without introducing bias.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

    Volume (Year): 157 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 396-408

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:157:y:2010:i:2:p:396-408
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