May 14: Sanjay Chaudhuri (National Univ. Singapore)

DATE:             Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 4:10pm

LOCATION:    MSB 1143 (Statistics Seminar Room)

SPEAKER:      Sanjay Chaudhuri, Dept of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore

TITLE:             “Covariance based Moment Equations for Improved Variance Component Estimation”

ABSTRACT:   ANOVA-type estimators of variance components for nested error regression models are always constructed based on moment equations related to residual variance.  We consider moment equations associated with covariance and construct improved ANOVA-type estimators. These estimators are seen to be consistent, asymptotically unbiased and have better performances than traditional estimators of variance components for almost all kinds of sample allocations.  Their improved performance is demonstrated analytically as well as through detailed simulation studies and applications to real data sets.

(Joint work with Tatsuya Kubokawa, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo and Shonosuke Sugasawa, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan.)