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The Wild Bootstrap, Tamed at Last

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  • Davidson, R.
  • Flachaire, E.

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In this paper we are interested in inference based on heteroskedasticity consistent covariance matrix estimators, for which the appropriate bootstrap is a version of the wild bootstrap. Simulation results, obtained by a new very efficient methos, show that all wild bootstraps tests exhibit substantial size distortion if the error terms are skewed and strongly heteroskedastic.

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  • Davidson, R. & Flachaire, E., 1999. "The Wild Bootstrap, Tamed at Last," G.R.E.Q.A.M. 99a32, Universite Aix-Marseille III.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:99a32
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    Keywords

    HETEROSKEDASTICITY ; ECONOMETRICS ; SIMULATION;

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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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