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IV Methods for Tobit Models

Working Paper
This paper studies models of processes generating censored outcomes with endogenous explanatory variables and instrumental variable restrictions.

3 October 2022

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Narrative restrictions and proxies

Working Paper

We compare two approaches to using information about the signs of structural shocks at specific dates within a structural vector autoregression (SVAR): imposing ‘narrative restrictions’ (NR) on the shock signs in an otherwise set-identified SVAR; and casting the information about the shock signs as a discrete-valued ‘narrative proxy’ (NP) to point-identify the impulse responses.

6 April 2022

IFS WP2022/06 Measuring top income shares in the UK

Measuring top income shares in the UK

Working Paper
This paper examines measurement error in the share of income going to the top 1% (and other subgroups) that comes from estimation of the denominator.

14 January 2022

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Inference on a distribution from noisy draws

Working Paper

We consider a situation where the distribution of a random variable is being estimated by the empirical distribution of noisy measurements of that variable.

7 December 2021