This paper studies a statistical problem called instrumental variable quantile regres- sion (IVQR). We model IVQR as a convex quadratic program with complementarity constraints andâ€”although this type of program is generally NP-hardâ€”we develop a branch-and-bound algorithm to solve it globally. We also derive bounds on key vari- ables in the problem, which are valid asymptotically for increasing sample size. We compare our method with two well known global solvers, one of which requires the computed bounds. On random instances, our algorithm performs well in terms of both speed and robustness.

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