Econometric applications of high-breakdown robust regression techniques

  title={Econometric applications of high-breakdown robust regression techniques},
  author={Asad Zaman and Peter Rousseeuw and Mehmet Orhan},
A literature search shows that robust regression techniques are rarely used in applied econometrics. We present a technique based on Rousseeuw and Van Zomeren [Journal of the American Statistical Association, 85 (1990) 633–639] that removes many of the difficulties in applying such techniques to economic data. We demonstrate the value of these techniques by re-analyzing three OLS-based regressions from the literature.  2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.