Proxy Inference Methods: Survey of Literature

Nahim Bin Zahur

This is an exercise in studying proxy inference techniques- but that immediately begs the question- what is a proxy inference technique? The name suggests a link with the concept of a proxy variable, which can be defined as “a measurable variable that is used in place of a variable that cannot be measured.” Thus, from a broad perspective, a proxy inference technique is simply a method of making an inference about a variable of interest using one or more proxy variables.

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