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Block Bootstrap Consistency Under Weak Assumptions

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This paper weakens the size and moment conditions needed for typical block bootstrap methods (i.e. the moving blocks, circular blocks, and stationary bootstraps) to be valid for the sample mean of Near-Epoch-Dependent functions of mixing processes; they are consistent under the weakest conditions that ensure the original process obeys a Central Limit Theorem (those of de Jong, 1997, Econometric Theory). In doing so, this paper extends de Jong's method of proof, a blocking argument, to hold with random and unequal block lengths. This paper also proves that bootstrapped partial sums satisfy a Functional CLT under the same conditions.

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  • Calhoun, Gray, 2014. "Block Bootstrap Consistency Under Weak Assumptions," Staff General Research Papers Archive 34313, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:34313
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    Keywords

    Resampling; Time Series; Near Epoch Dependence; Functional Central Limit Theorem;

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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General

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