The effect of measurement error on the estimated shape of the world distribution of income

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Abstract

This note examines the robustness that two modes exist in the world's density of per capita income. Our results suggest that this bimodal feature is robust and are arrived at using recently developed nonparametric deconvolution techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Robustness
Measurement error
Per capita income
Distribution of income

Keywords

  • Bimodality
  • Deconvolution
  • Unknown variance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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The effect of measurement error on the estimated shape of the world distribution of income. / Parmeter, Christopher.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 100, No. 3, 01.09.2008, p. 373-376.

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