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Institutional Affiliation: University College London
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|March 2020||Inference for Ranks with Applications to Mobility across Neighborhoods and Academic Achievement across Countries|
with Magne Mogstad, Joseph P. Romano, Azeem Shaikh: w26883
It is often desired to rank different populations according to the value of some feature of each population. For example, it may be desired to rank neighborhoods according to some measure of intergenerational mobility or countries according to some measure of academic achievement. These rankings are invariably computed using estimates rather than the true values of these features. As a result, there may be considerable uncertainty concerning the rank of each population. In this paper, we consider the problem of accounting for such uncertainty by constructing confidence sets for the rank of each population. We consider both the problem of constructing marginal confidence sets for the rank of a particular population as well as simultaneous confidence sets for the ranks of all populations. We...