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Tests for normality based on the quantile-mean covariance


  • Javier Alejo

    () (Universidad de La Plata)

  • Anil Bera

    () (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)

  • Antonio Galvao

    () (University of Iowa)

  • Gabriel Montes-Rojas

    () (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

  • Zhijie Xiao

    () (Boston College)


We present a new command, qctest, to implement tests for normality of a random variable based on the quantile-mean covariance. The test procedures are based on recent results by Bera et al. (2016, Econometric Theory 32: 1216– 1252) and are an efficient alternative to existing normality tests in the literature. Copyright 2016 by StataCorp LP.

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  • Javier Alejo & Anil Bera & Antonio Galvao & Gabriel Montes-Rojas & Zhijie Xiao, 2016. "Tests for normality based on the quantile-mean covariance," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 16(4), pages 1039-1057, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:16:y:2016:i:4:p:1039-1057
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    qctest; skewness; kurtosis; normality;


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