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A Shapley-based decomposition of the R-Square of a linear regression

  • Osnat Israeli


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    This note suggests a new way of determining the exact contributions of the explanatory variables to the R-Square of a linear regression. The proposed methodology combines the so-called Shapley approach (Chantreuil and Trannoy, Inequality decomposition values: the trade-off between marginality and consistency. THEMA Discussion Paper, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France 1999; Shorrocks, Decomposition Procedures for Distributional Analysis: A Unified Framework Based on the Shapley Value (mimeo), University of Essex, 1999) with the Fields (Res. Labor Econ., 22:1–38, 2003) decomposition. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Economic Inequality.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 199-212

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jecinq:v:5:y:2007:i:2:p:199-212
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