Nonparametric Inference on Quantile Marginal Effects

Year: 
2014
Working Paper Number: 
WP 14-13
Abstract: 

We propose a nonparametric method to construct confidence intervals for quantile marginal effects (i.e., derivatives of the conditional quantile function). Under certain conditions, a quantile marginal effect equals a causal (structural) effect in a general nonseparable model, or equals an average thereof within a particular subpopulation. The high-order accuracy of our method is derived. Simulations and an empirical example demonstrate the new method's favorable performance and practical use. Code for the new method is provided

JEL Codes: 
C21
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