### On a Class of Uniformly Admissible Estimators for Finite Populations

Rm. Sekkappan and M. E. Thompson
Source: Ann. Statist. Volume 3, Number 2 (1975), 492-499.

#### Abstract

Let $C'$ be a class of sampling designs of fixed expected sample size $n$ and fixed inclusion probabilities $\pi_i$ and $C$ be the subclass of $C'$ consisting of designs of fixed size $n$ and inclusion probabilities $\pi_i$. Then it is established that the pair $(e^\ast, p^\ast)$ where $p^\ast \in C$ and $e^\ast(x, \mathbf{x}) = \sigma_{i \in s} b_i x_i, b_1 > 1$, and $\sigma^N_1 (b_i)^{-1} = E(n(s)) = n$, is strictly uniformly admissible among pairs $(e_1, p_1)$ where $p_1 \in C'$ and $e_1$ is any measurable estimate.

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