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Bootstrap Consistency for Quadratic Forms of Sample Averages with Increasing Dimension

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This paper establishes consistency of the weighted bootstrap for quadratic forms $\left( n^{-1/2} \sum_{i=1}^{n} Z_{i,n} \right)^{T}\left( n^{-1/2} \sum_{i=1}^{n} Z_{i,n} \right)$ where $(Z_{i,n})_{i=1}^{n}$ are mean zero, independent $\mathbb{R}^{d}$-valued random variables and $d=d(n)$ is allowed to grow with the sample size $n$, slower than $n^{1/4}$. The proof relies on an adaptation of Lindeberg interpolation technique whereby we simplify the original problem to a Gaussian approximation problem. We apply our bootstrap results to model-specification testing problems when the number of moments is allowed to grow with the sample size.

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  • Demian Pouzo, 2014. "Bootstrap Consistency for Quadratic Forms of Sample Averages with Increasing Dimension," Papers 1411.2701, arXiv.org, revised Aug 2015.
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