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Density testing in a contaminated sample


  • Holzmann, Hajo
  • Bissantz, Nicolai
  • Munk, Axel


We study non-parametric tests for checking parametric hypotheses about a multivariate density f of independent identically distributed random vectors Z1,Z2,... which are observed under additional noise with density [psi]. The tests we propose are an extension of the test due to Bickel and Rosenblatt [On some global measures of the deviations of density function estimates, Ann. Statist. 1 (1973) 1071-1095] and are based on a comparison of a nonparametric deconvolution estimator and the smoothed version of a parametric fit of the density f of the variables of interest Zi. In an example the loss of efficiency is highlighted when the test is based on the convolved (but observable) density g=f*[psi] instead on the initial density of interest f.

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  • Holzmann, Hajo & Bissantz, Nicolai & Munk, Axel, 2007. "Density testing in a contaminated sample," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 98(1), pages 57-75, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:98:y:2007:i:1:p:57-75

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    1. Meister, Alexander, 2009. "On testing for local monotonicity in deconvolution problems," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 79(3), pages 312-319, February.
    2. Taisuke Otsu & Luke Taylor, 2016. "Specification testing for errors-in-variables models," STICERD - Econometrics Paper Series /2015/586, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    3. Nicolai Bissantz & Gerda Claeskens & Hajo Holzmann & Axel Munk, 2009. "Testing for lack of fit in inverse regression-with applications to biophotonic imaging," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 71(1), pages 25-48.
    4. Zu, Yang, 2015. "Nonparametric specification tests for stochastic volatility models based on volatility density," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 187(1), pages 323-344.


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