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2024 Power of weighted test statistics for structural change in time series
Herold Dehling, Kata Vuk, Marin Wendler
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Electron. J. Statist. 18(1): 2208-2240 (2024). DOI: 10.1214/24-EJS2248


We investigate the power of some common change-point tests as a function of the location of the change-point. The test statistics are maxima of weighted U-statistics, with the CUSUM test and the Wilcoxon change-point test as special examples. We study the power under local alternatives, where we vary both the change-point’s location and the magnitude of the change. We quantify in which way weighted versions of the tests exhibit greater power when the change occurs near the beginning or the end of the time interval, while losing power against changes located in the center.


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Herold Dehling. Kata Vuk. Marin Wendler. "Power of weighted test statistics for structural change in time series." Electron. J. Statist. 18 (1) 2208 - 2240, 2024.


Received: 1 March 2023; Published: 2024
First available in Project Euclid: 15 May 2024

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/24-EJS2248

Keywords: local alternatives , power of tests , U-statistics , Weighted change-point tests

Vol.18 • No. 1 • 2024
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