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The Size Distortion Of Bootstrap Tests

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  • Davidson, Russell
  • MacKinnon, James G.

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Bootstrap tests are tests for which the significance level is calculated by some sort of bootstrap procedure, which may be parametric or nonparametric. We provide a theoretical framework in which to study the size distorsions of bootstrap P values. We show that, in many circumstances, the size distorsion of a bootstrap test will be one whole order of magnitude smaller than that of the corresponding asymptotic test.
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  • Davidson, Russell & MacKinnon, James G., 1999. "The Size Distortion Of Bootstrap Tests," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(03), pages 361-376, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:15:y:1999:i:03:p:361-376_15
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    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
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