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Doubly robust semiparametric estimation for the missing censoring indicator model


  • Subramanian, Sundarraman
  • Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar


We present a semiparametric analysis of an augmented inverse probability of non-missingness weighted (AIPW) estimator of a survival function for the missing censoring indicator model. Although the estimator is asymptotically less efficient than a Dikta semiparametric estimator, its advantage is the insulation that it offers against inconsistency due to misspecification. We present theoretical and numerical comparisons of the asymptotic variances when there is no misspecification. In addition, we derive the asymptotic variance of the AIPW estimator when there is partial misspecification. We also present a numerical robustness study that confirms the superiority of the AIPW estimator when there is misspecification.

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  • Subramanian, Sundarraman & Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar, 2010. "Doubly robust semiparametric estimation for the missing censoring indicator model," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 80(7-8), pages 621-630, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:80:y:2010:i:7-8:p:621-630

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    1. Qiu, Zhiping & Chen, Xiaoping & Zhou, Yong, 2015. "A kernel-assisted imputation estimating method for the additive hazards model with missing censoring indicator," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 98(C), pages 89-97.

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