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Bootstrapping in non-regular smooth function models


  • Giurcanu, Mihai C.


We study the large sample behavior of the standard bootstrap, the m-out-of-n bootstrap, and the oracle bootstrap (Giurcanu and Presnell, 2009) [14] percentile confidence intervals in non-regular smooth function models. We show that the oracle bootstrap percentile confidence intervals are consistent while the standard bootstrap and the m-out-of-n bootstrap confidence intervals are inconsistent. Further analysis of coverage probabilities reveals that, for large samples, the iterated oracle bootstrap percentile confidence intervals are more accurate than their non-iterated versions. We also describe the large sample local behavior of the bootstrap confidence intervals for parameter values near the points of inconsistency of the standard bootstrap. In a simulation study, we describe the finite sample local behavior of various bootstrap confidence intervals.

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  • Giurcanu, Mihai C., 2012. "Bootstrapping in non-regular smooth function models," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 111(C), pages 78-93.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:111:y:2012:i:c:p:78-93
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmva.2012.04.016

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    Cited by:

    1. Chen, Qihui & Fang, Zheng, 2019. "Inference on functionals under first order degeneracy," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 210(2), pages 459-481.
    2. Mihai C. Giurcanu, 2017. "Oracle M-Estimation for Time Series Models," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(3), pages 479-504, May.


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