Publication typeJournal article
JournalJournal of Econometrics
Publication Begin page195
Publication End page204
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AbstractClassical estimation techniques for linear models either are inconsistent, or perform rather poorly, under -stable error densities; most of them are not even rate-optimal. In this paper, we propose an original one-step R-estimation method and investigate its asymptotic performances under stable densities. Contrary to traditional least squares, the proposed R-estimators remain root- consistent (the optimal rate) under the whole family of stable distributions, irrespective of their asymmetry and tail index. While parametric stable-likelihood estimation, due to the absence of a closed form for stable densities, is quite cumbersome, our method allows us to construct estimators reaching the parametric efficiency bounds associated with any prescribed values of the tail index and skewness parameter , while preserving root- consistency under any as well as under usual light-tailed densities. The method furthermore avoids all forms of multidimensional argmin computation. Simulations confirm its excellent finite-sample performances.
KeywordStable distributions, Local asymptotic normality, LAD estimation, R-estimation, Asymptotic relative efficiency
Knowledge Domain/IndustryAccounting & Finance