Seminar: 12 June 2019 - Marco Geraci
Wednesday 12 June at 2:00 pm, Aula Fanfani (Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, Rome - Faculty of Economics, 5th floor)
Speaker: Marco Geraci (Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina)
Seminar title: "Mid-quantile regression for discrete responses".
We develop quantile regression methods for discrete responses by extending Parzen's deﬁnition of marginal mid-quantiles. As opposed to existing approaches, which are based on either jittering or latent constructs, we use interpolation and deﬁne the conditional mid-quantile function as the inverse of the conditional mid-distribution function. We propose a two-step estimator whereby, in the ﬁrst step, conditional mid-probabilities are obtained nonparametrically and, in the second step, regression coeﬃcients are estimated by solving an implicit equation. When constraining the quantile index to a data-driven admissible range, the second-step estimating equation has a least-squares type, closed-form solution. The proposed estimator is shown to be strongly consistent and asymptotically normal. A simulation study and real data applications are presented. Our methods can be applied to a large variety of discrete responses, including binary, ordinal, and count variables.
(joint work with Alessio Farcomeni).
All interested persons are invited to participate