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Local Quantile Regression

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  • Wolfgang Karl Härdle
  • Vladimir Spokoiny
  • Weining Wang

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Conditional quantile curves provide a comprehensive picture of a response contingent on explanatory variables. Quantile regression is a technique to estimate such curves. In a flexible modeling framework, a specific form of the quantile is not a priori fixed. Indeed, the majority of applications do not per se require specific functional forms. This motivates a local parametric rather than a global fixed model fitting approach. A nonparametric smoothing estimate of the conditional quantile curve requires to consider a balance between local curvature and variance. In this paper, we analyze a method based on a local model selection technique that provides an adaptive estimate. Theoretical properties on mimicking the oracle choice are offered and applications to stock market and weather analysis are presented.

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  • Wolfgang Karl Härdle & Vladimir Spokoiny & Weining Wang, 2011. "Local Quantile Regression," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2011-005, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:hum:wpaper:sfb649dp2011-005
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    1. Wolfgang Karl Härdle & Brenda López Cabrera, 2012. "The Implied Market Price of Weather Risk," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(1), pages 59-95, February.
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    Keywords

    Conditional Quantiles; Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods; Asymmetric Laplace Distribution; Exponential Risk Bounds; Adaptive Bandwidth Selection;

    JEL classification:

    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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