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Quantile regression with aggregated data

  • Nicoletti, Cheti
  • Best, Nicky G.

Analyses using aggregated data may bias inference. In this work we show how to avoid or at least reduce this bias when estimating quantile regressions using aggregated information. This is possible by considering the unconditional quantile regression recently introduced by Firpo et al (2009) and using a specific strategy to aggregate the data.

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Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 2011-12.

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Date of creation: 13 May 2011
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Publication status: published
Handle: RePEc:ese:iserwp:2011-12
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