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Gaussian fluctuations for sample covariance matrices with dependent data


  • Friesen, Olga
  • Löwe, Matthias
  • Stolz, Michael


It is known (Hofmann-Credner and Stolz (2008) [4]) that the convergence of the mean empirical spectral distribution of a sample covariance matrix Wn=1/nYnYnt to the Marčenko–Pastur law remains unaffected if the rows and columns of Yn exhibit some dependence, where only the growth of the number of dependent entries, but not the joint distribution of dependent entries needs to be controlled. In this paper we show that the well-known CLT for traces of powers of Wn also extends to the dependent case.

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  • Friesen, Olga & Löwe, Matthias & Stolz, Michael, 2013. "Gaussian fluctuations for sample covariance matrices with dependent data," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 270-287.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:114:y:2013:i:c:p:270-287
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmva.2012.08.004

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    1. Jonsson, Dag, 1982. "Some limit theorems for the eigenvalues of a sample covariance matrix," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 1-38, March.
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