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Measuring catch-up growth in malnourished populations


  • Richard S.J. Tol

    () (Department of Economics, University of Sussex
    Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)


Quantile kernel regression is a flexible way to estimate the percentile of a scholar’s quality stratified by a measurable characteristic, without imposing inappropriate assumption about functional form or population distribution. Quantile kernel regression is here applied to identifying the one-in-a-hundred economist per age cohort according to the Hirsch number.

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  • Richard S.J. Tol, 2013. "Measuring catch-up growth in malnourished populations," Working Paper Series 6013, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.
  • Handle: RePEc:sus:susewp:6013

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    quantile kernel regression; Hirsch number; economics;

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists

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