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Re: st: Quantile vs Quartile regression

From   Shikha Sinha <>
Subject   Re: st: Quantile vs Quartile regression
Date   Wed, 29 May 2013 10:32:00 -0700

Thanks everyone!. They were very informative econometrically. The
reason why I asked the difference between OLS on quartile and quantile
regression is because I want to run IVQR with continuous endogenous
treatment variable. I can't use -ivqte as it needs a binary endogenous
variable. Someone suggested me to divide the sample into different
quartiles and run -ivreg2 on each quartile separately.

I came across the use written syntax -ivqreg, but am unable to install
it and could not find the ado package. Any help in this regard is
again highly appreciated.


On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 5:53 AM, JVerkuilen (Gmail)
<> wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 3:29 AM, Maarten Buis <> wrote:
>> It can also be informative to consider when linear regression and
>> quantile regression produce the same results. This occurs when the
>> distribution of the error term is symmetric (this could be the
>> normal/Gaussian distribution, but it could also be any other symmetric
>> distribution). In addition the coefficients for the predictors will in
>> this case be (approximately) the same regardless of which quantile is
>> considered.
> Slight nit: In the presence of a symmetric heavy tailed error
> distribution such as a t(2) or a Cauchy, OLS will have substantial
> trouble compared to quantile regression.
> --
> JVVerkuilen, PhD
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