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Regression towards the mode

  • Kemp, Gordon C.R.
  • Santos Silva, J.M.C.

We propose a semi-parametric mode regression estimator for the case in which the dependent variable has a continuous conditional density with a well-defined global mode. The estimator is semi-parametric in that the conditional mode is specified as a parametric function, but only mild assumptions are made about the nature of the conditional density of interest. We show that the proposed estimator is consistent and has a tractable asymptotic distribution.

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Volume (Year): 170 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 92-101

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