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Discussion of The Forward Search: Theory and Data Analysis by Anthony C. Atkinson, Marco Riani, and Andrea Ceroli

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  • Søren Johansen

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Bent Nielsen

    (Department of Economics, University of Oxford)

Abstract

The Forward Search Algorithm is a statistical algorithm for obtaining robust estimators of regression coefficients in the presence of outliers. The algorithm selects a succession of subsets of observations from which the parameters are estimated. The present note shows how the theory of empirical processes can contribute to the understanding of how the subsets are chosen and how the sequence of estimators is changing.

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  • Søren Johansen & Bent Nielsen, 2010. "Discussion of The Forward Search: Theory and Data Analysis by Anthony C. Atkinson, Marco Riani, and Andrea Ceroli," Discussion Papers 10-06, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
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    1. Søren Johansen & Bent Nielsen, 2011. "Asymptotic theory for iterated one-step Huber-skip estimators," Discussion Papers 11-29, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    empirical processes; Huber's skip; least trimmed squares estimator; one-step estimator; outlier robustness;

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    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables

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