Jump detection in generalized error-in-variables regression with an application to Australian health tax policies

Yicheng Kang, Xiaodong Gong, Jiti Gao, Peihua Qiu

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Without measurement errors in predictors, discontinuity of a nonparametric regression function at unknown locations could be estimated using a number of existing approaches. However, it becomes a challenging problem when the predictors contain measurement errors. In this paper, an error-invariables jump point estimator is suggested for a nonparametric generalized error-in-variables regression model. A major feature of our method is that it does not impose any parametric distribution on the measurement error. Its performance is evaluated by both numerical studies and theoretical justifications. The method is applied to studying the impact of Medicare Levy Surcharge on the private health insurance take-up rate in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883 - 900
Number of pages18
JournalThe Annals of Applied Statistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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