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Record number 445740
Title Bayesian semi-parametric estimation of the long-memory parameter under FEXP-priors
Author(s) Kruijer, W.T.; Rousseau, J.
Source Electronic Journal of Statistics 7 (2013). - ISSN 1935-7524 - p. 2947 - 2969.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1214/13-EJS864
Department(s) Mathematical and Statistical Methods - Biometris
PE&RC
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) von-mises theorem - posterior distributions - adaptive estimation - linear-regression - convergence-rates - spectral density - models
Abstract In this paper we study the semi-parametric problem of the estimation of the long-memory parameter d in a Gaussian long-memory model. Considering a family of priors based on FEXP models, called FEXP priors in Rousseau et al. (2012), we derive concentration rates together with a Bernstein-von Mises theorem for the posterior distribution of d, under Sobolev regularity conditions on the short-memory part of the spectral density. Three different variations on the FEXP priors are studied. We prove that one of them leads to the minimax (up to a logn term) posterior concentration rate for d, under Sobolev conditions on the short memory part of the spectral density, while the other two lead to sub-optimal posterior concentration rates in d. Interestingly these results are contrary to those obtained in Rousseau et al. (2012) for the global estimation of the spectral density.
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