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Tie the straps: uniform bootstrap confidence bands for bounded influence curve estimators

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  • Wolfgang Karl Härdle
  • Ya'acov Ritov
  • Weining Wang

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We consider theoretical bootstrap \coupling" techniques for nonparametric robust smoothers and quantile regression, and verify the bootstrap improvement. To cope with curse of dimensionality, a variant of \coupling" bootstrap techniques are developed for additive models with both symmetric error distributions and further extension to the quantile regression framework. Our bootstrap method can be used in many situations like constructing con dence intervals and bands. We demonstrate the bootstrap improvement over the asymptotic band theoretically, and also in simulations and in applications to rm expenditures and the interaction of economic sectors and the stock market.

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Paper provided by Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in its series SFB 649 Discussion Papers with number SFB649DP2013-047.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hum:wpaper:sfb649dp2013-047

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Keywords: Nonparametric Regression; Bootstrap; Quantile Regression; Con- dence Bands; Additive Model; Robust Statistics;

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