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Network and panel quantile effects via distribution regression

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  • Victor Chernozhukov

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and MIT)

  • Ivan Fernandez-Val

    (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Boston University)

  • Martin Weidner

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies and cemmap and UCL)

Abstract

This paper provides a method to construct simultaneous con fidence bands for quantile functions and quantile effects in nonlinear network and panel models with unobserved two-way effects, strictly exogenous covariates, and possibly discrete outcome variables. The method is based upon projection of simultaneous confi dence bands for distribution functions constructed from fixed effects distribution regression estimators. These fi xed effects estimators are bias corrected to deal with the incidental parameter problem. Under asymptotic sequences where both dimensions of the data set grow at the same rate, the confi dence bands for the quantile functions and effects have correct joint coverage in large samples. An empirical application to gravity models of trade illustrates the applicability of the methods to network data.

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  • Victor Chernozhukov & Ivan Fernandez-Val & Martin Weidner, 2018. "Network and panel quantile effects via distribution regression," CeMMAP working papers CWP21/18, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:ifs:cemmap:21/18
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