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An improved bootstrap test of stochastic dominance

Linton, Oliver, Song, Kyungchul and Whang, Yoon-Jae (2010) An improved bootstrap test of stochastic dominance. Journal of Econometrics, 154 (2). pp. 186-202. ISSN 0304-4076

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Abstract

We propose a new method of testing stochastic dominance that improves on existing tests based on the standard bootstrap or subsampling. The method admits prospects involving infinite as well as finite dimensional unknown parameters, so that the variables are allowed to be residuals from nonparametric and semiparametric models. The proposed bootstrap tests have asymptotic sizes that are less than or equal to the nominal level uniformly over probabilities in the null hypothesis under regularity conditions. This paper also characterizes the set of probabilities so that the asymptotic size is exactly equal to the nominal level uniformly. As our simulation results show, these characteristics of our tests lead to an improved power property in general. The improvement stems from the design of the bootstrap test whose limiting behavior mimics the discontinuity of the original test’s limiting distribution.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044...
Additional Information: © 2010 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Financial Markets Group (FMG)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 08:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35141/

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