Non-crossing convex quantile regression

Sheng Dai, Timo Kuosmanen, Xun Zhou*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Quantile crossing is a common phenomenon in shape constrained nonparametric quantile regression. A recent study by Wang et al. (2014) has proposed to address this problem by imposing non-crossing constraints to convex quantile regression. However, the non-crossing constraints may violate an intrinsic quantile property. This paper proposes a penalized convex quantile regression approach that can circumvent quantile crossing while better maintaining the quantile property. A Monte Carlo study demonstrates the superiority of the proposed penalized approach in addressing the quantile crossing problem.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2022

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