The Annals of Statistics

On the Minimax Value in the Scale Model with Truncated Data

Leslaw Gajek

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Abstract

Let $X$ be a positive random variable with Lebesgue density $f_\theta(x)$, where $\theta$ is the scale parameter, and let $Y$ be a positive random variable independent of $X$. We consider two models of truncation: the LHS model, where the data consist only of those observations of $X$ for which $X > Y$; and the RHS model, where the data consist of those observations of $X$ for which $X \leq Y$. Consider the problem of estimating $\theta^s, s \neq 0$, under a normalized squared error loss function. It is shown that under appropriate assumptions, if $f_1(\cdot)$ varies regularly at 0 (or $+ \infty$), then the minimax value in the RHS (LHS) model is equal to 1 for arbitrarily large sample size. This implies the existence of trivial minimax and admissible estimators, which do not depend on the sample at all, in contrast with the scale model without truncation.

Article information

Source
Ann. Statist., Volume 16, Number 2 (1988), 669-677.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176350827

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aos/1176350827

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR947569

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0645.62011

JSTOR
links.jstor.org

Subjects
Primary: 62C20: Minimax procedures

Keywords
Minimax value scale model truncated data Cramer-Rao inequality

Citation

Gajek, Leslaw. On the Minimax Value in the Scale Model with Truncated Data. Ann. Statist. 16 (1988), no. 2, 669--677. doi:10.1214/aos/1176350827. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176350827


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