Prediction of composite indicators using locally weighted quantile regression
Jurga Rukšenaitė
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Pranas Vaitkus
Vilnius University
Povilas Asijavičius
Vilnius University
Published 2018-02-20


quantile regression
penalty function
locally weighted regression
composite indicators

How to Cite

Rukšenaitė J., Vaitkus P. and Asijavičius P. (2018) “Prediction of composite indicators using locally weighted quantile regression”, Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control, 23(1), pp. 19-30. doi: 10.15388/NA.2018.1.2.


The main goal of this paper is to improve the existing methods and tools used for solving penalized quantile regression problems. We modified the quantile regression method by implementing the extreme learning machine (ELM) algorithm and features of locally weighted regression. Also, we used different penalty functions. A modified method was used for the one-step-ahead prediction of the composite indicator (CI) of the Lithuanian economy. Our analysis showed that the prediction error of the modified locally weighted quantile regression is smaller in comparison to the other quantile regression.

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