Is a small Monte Carlo analysis a good analysis? Checking the size, power and consistency of a simulation-based test
AbstractIn this paper we study the relationship between the number of replications and the accuracy of the estimated quantiles of a distribution obtained by simulation. A method for testing hypotheses on the quantiles of a theoretical distribution using the simulated distribution is proposed, as well as a method to check the hypothesis of consistency of a test.
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Date of creation: 11 Sep 2000
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Number of replications; Monte Carlo; accuracy.;
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- C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
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- NEP-ALL-2001-02-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2001-02-14 (Econometrics)
- NEP-EVO-2001-02-14 (Evolutionary Economics)
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