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Bayesian quantile regression

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  • Sung Jae Jun

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Pennsylvania State University)

  • Tony Lancaster

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Brown University)

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Recent work by Schennach (2005) has opened the way to a Bayesian treatment of quantile regression. Her method, called Bayesian exponentially tilted empirical likelihood (BETEL), provides a likelihood for data y subject only to a set of m moment conditions of the form Eg(y, ?) = 0 where ? is a k dimensional parameter of interest and k may be smaller, equal to or larger than m. The method may be thought of as construction of a likelihood supported on the n data points that is minimally informative, in the sense of maximum entropy, subject to the moment conditions.

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  • Sung Jae Jun & Tony Lancaster, 2006. "Bayesian quantile regression," CeMMAP working papers CWP05/06, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ifs:cemmap:05/06
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    1. Chamberlain, Gary & Imbens, Guido W, 2003. "Nonparametric Applications of Bayesian Inference," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 21(1), pages 12-18, January.
    2. Susanne M. Schennach, 2005. "Bayesian exponentially tilted empirical likelihood," Biometrika, Biometrika Trust, vol. 92(1), pages 31-46, March.
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    1. Giuseppe Ragusa, 2007. "Bayesian Likelihoods for Moment Condition Models," Working Papers 060714, University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics.

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