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DARP Paper
Distributional Dominance with Dirty Data, (published in Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, vol. 24 (2006), pp. 291-300)
Frank A Cowell and Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser August 2001
Paper No' DARP 051:
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Tags: distributional dominance; lorenz curve; robustness.

Distributional dominance criteria are commonly applied to draw welfare inferences about comparisons, but conclusions drawn from empirical implementations of dominance criteria may be influenced by data contamination. We examine a non-parametric approach to refining Lorenz-type comparisons and apply the technique to two important examples from the LIS data-base.