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VOL. 50 | 2006 Multivariate sequential analysis with linear boundaries

Abstract

Let $\{S_n=(X_n,W_n)\}_{n\ge0}$ be a random walk with $X_n\in\R$ and $W_n\in\R^m$. Let $\tau=\tau_a=\inf\{n:X_n>a\}$. The main results presented are two term asymptotic expansions for the joint distribution of $S_\tau$ and $\tau$ and the marginal distribution of $h(S_\tau/a,\tau/a)$ in the limit $a\to\infty$. These results are used to study the distribution of $t$-statistics in sequential experiments with sample size $\tau$, and to remove bias from confidence intervals based on Anscombe's theorem.

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Published: 1 January 2006
First available in Project Euclid: 28 November 2007

zbMATH: 1268.62094
MathSciNet: MR2409064

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/074921706000000608

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