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The Continuity Of The Limit Distribution In The Parameter Of Interest Is Not Essential For The Validity Of The Bootstrap

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  • Inoue, Atsushi
  • Kilian, Lutz

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It is well known that the unrestricted bootstrap estimator of the slope parameter in the random walk model without drift converges to a random distribution. This bootstrap failure is commonly attributed to the discontinuity of the limit distribution of the least-squares estimator in the parameter of interest. We demonstrate by counterexample that this type of continuity is not essential for the validity of the bootstrap nor is it essential that the rate of convergence of the estimator remain constant over the whole parameter space.We thank Don Andrews, Shinichi Sakata, Jonathan Wright, and two anonymous referees for very helpful comments. The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the European Central Bank or its members.

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  • Inoue, Atsushi & Kilian, Lutz, 2003. "The Continuity Of The Limit Distribution In The Parameter Of Interest Is Not Essential For The Validity Of The Bootstrap," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 19(6), pages 944-961, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:19:y:2003:i:06:p:944-961_19
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    1. DUFOUR, Jean-Marie & JOUINI, Tarek, 2005. "Finite-Sample Simulation-Based Inference in VAR Models with Applications to Order Selection and Causality Testing," Cahiers de recherche 2005-12, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
    2. Dufour, Jean-Marie, 2006. "Monte Carlo tests with nuisance parameters: A general approach to finite-sample inference and nonstandard asymptotics," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 133(2), pages 443-477, August.
    3. George Kapetanios, 2004. "Testing for Exogeneity in Nonlinear Threshold Models," Working Papers 515, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
    4. George Kapetanios, 2004. "A Bootstrap Invariance Principle for Highly Nonstationary Long Memory Processes," Working Papers 507, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
    5. George Kapetanios, 2004. "Testing for Exogeneity in Nonlinear Threshold Models," Working Papers 515, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
    6. Dufour, Jean-Marie & Jouini, Tarek, 2006. "Finite-sample simulation-based inference in VAR models with application to Granger causality testing," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 135(1-2), pages 229-254.
    7. Atsushi Inoue & Lutz Kilian, 2019. "The uniform validity of impulse response inference in autoregressions," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 19-00001, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
    8. George Kapetanios, 2004. "A Bootstrap Invariance Principle for Highly Nonstationary Long Memory Processes," Working Papers 507, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
    9. Kilian, Lutz & Kim, Yun Jung, 2009. "Do Local Projections Solve the Bias Problem in Impulse Response Inference?," CEPR Discussion Papers 7266, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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