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Prediction and nonparametric estimation for time series with heavy tails

Hall, Peter and Peng, Liang and Yao, Qiwei (2002) Prediction and nonparametric estimation for time series with heavy tails. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 23 (3). pp. 313-331. ISSN 0143-9782

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1467-9892.00266

Abstract

Motivated by prediction problems for time series with heavy-tailed marginal distributions, we consider methods based on `local least absolute deviations' for estimating a regression median from dependent data. Unlike more conventional `local median' methods, which are in effect based on locally fitting a polynomial of degree 0, techniques founded on local least absolute deviations have quadratic bias right up to the boundary of the design interval. Also in contrast to local least-squares methods based on linear fits, the order of magnitude of variance does not depend on tail-weight of the error distribution. To make these points clear, we develop theory describing local applications to time series of both least-squares and least-absolute-deviations methods, showing for example that, in the case of heavy-tailed data, the conventional local-linear least-squares estimator suffers from an additional bias term as well as increased variance.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/jtsa/23/3
Additional Information: ® 2002 Blackwell Publishing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Statistics
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 10:13
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 08:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/6086

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