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Using bimodal kernel for inference in nonparametric regression with correlated errors


  • Kim, Tae Yoon
  • Park, Byeong U.
  • Moon, Myung Sang
  • Kim, Chiho


For nonparametric regression model with fixed design, it is well known that obtaining a correct bandwidth is difficult when errors are correlated. Various methods of bandwidth selection have been proposed, but their successful implementation critically depends on a tuning procedure which requires accurate information about error correlation. Unfortunately, such information is usually hard to obtain since errors are not observable. In this article a new bandwidth selector based on the use of a bimodal kernel is proposed and investigated. It is shown that the new bandwidth selector is quite useful for the tuning procedures of various other methods. Furthermore, the proposed bandwidth selector itself proves to be quite effective when the errors are severely correlated.

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  • Kim, Tae Yoon & Park, Byeong U. & Moon, Myung Sang & Kim, Chiho, 2009. "Using bimodal kernel for inference in nonparametric regression with correlated errors," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 100(7), pages 1487-1497, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:100:y:2009:i:7:p:1487-1497

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    1. Tae Yoon Kim, 2004. "Nonparametric detection of correlated errors," Biometrika, Biometrika Trust, vol. 91(2), pages 491-496, June.
    2. Chiu, Shean-Tsong, 1989. "Bandwidth selection for kernel estimate with correlated noise," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 8(4), pages 347-354, September.
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    3. Tae Yoon Kim & Zhi-Ming Luo, 2010. "Central limit theorems for nonparametric estimators with real-time random variables," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(5), pages 337-347, September.


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