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Extremal Quantile Regression

By Victor Chernozhukov

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Abstract. Quantile regression is an important tool for estimation of conditional quantiles of a response Y given a vector of covariates X. It can be used to measure the effect of covariates not only in the center of a distribution, but also in the upper and lower tails. This paper develops a theory of quantile regression in the tails. Specifically, it obtains the large sample properties of extremal (extreme order and intermediate order) quantile regression estimators for the linear quantile regression model with the tails restricted to the domain of minimum attraction and closed under tail equivalence across regressor values. This modelling set up combines restrictions of extreme value theory with leading homoscedastic and heteroscedastic linear specifications of regression analysis. In large samples, extreme order regression quantiles converge weakly to argmin functionals of stochastic integrals of Poisson processes that depend on regressors, while intermediate regression quantiles and their functionals converge to normal vectors with variance matrices dependent on the tail parameters and the regressor design

Topics: Key Words, Conditional Quantile Estimation, Regression, Extreme Value Theory
Year: 2005
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