Archive for the ‘Econometrics’ Category

More on Lorenz Curve Interpolation

In the previous post the interpolation was demonstrated using a simulated data. Here we do an application to a real data set. The Data is for Urban China 2004-2005 obtained from PovcalNet website. In what follows we plot the Spline-interpolated curves vs their estimation using GB2 Continue reading


Lorenz Curves: Spline Interpolation

The standard practice of Lorenz curve interpolation relies on linear interpolations where each point is connected to the next one using a straight line. There are of course other ways of interpolation and a natural one is to use splines.  In this post, I introduce an existing package in “R” that can be used to interpolate Lorenz curves and to compute the corresponding CDF and PDF functions. Continue reading

Back Again

I am back again with the promise of regular updates starting with a good news. After a very lengthy process, this paper joint with Prasada Rao is officially accepted for publication in the Journal of Econometrics. Continue reading

Lorenz Curve Slides

Here are the slides of the “Lorenz Curve” paper I presented on Friday in UWA. I will give link to the full paper soon (some slight edits on the paper is still going on).

Folded Normal Stochastic Frontier Model

What is the distribution of absolute value of a normally distributed random variable? Continue reading

Histogram vs Lorenz

Here is a question that might be worth of some thinking. Suppose one has a random sample of say 10000 observations on income of individuals and wants to record just two summary statistics for each of say 20 groups made from this data. What summary statistics should be recorded? Continue reading

Histogram vs Lorenz Curve

I will put an updated post later