Inference via kernel smoothing of bootstrap P values
Resampling methods such as the bootstrap are routinely used to estimate the finite-sample null distributions of a range of test statistics. We present a simple and tractable way to perform classical hypothesis tests based upon a kernel estimate of the CDF of the bootstrap statistics. This approach has a number of appealing features: i) it can perform well when the number of bootstraps is extremely small, ii) it is approximately exact, and iii) it can yield substantial power gains relative to the conventional approach. The proposed approach is likely to be useful when the statistic being bootstrapped is computationally expensive.
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- Jeff Racine & James G. MacKinnon, 2004. "Simulation-based Tests that Can Use Any Number of Simulations," Working Papers 1027, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
- Russell Davidson & James MacKinnon, 2000. "Bootstrap tests: how many bootstraps?," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(1), pages 55-68.