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Consistency of Asymmetric Kernel Density Estimators and Smoothed Histograms with Application to Income Data

Taoufik Bouezmarni and Olivier Scaillet
Econometric Theory
Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr., 2005), pp. 390-412
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3533470
Page Count: 23
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Consistency of Asymmetric Kernel Density Estimators and Smoothed Histograms with Application to Income Data
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Abstract

We consider asymmetric kernel density estimators and smoothed histograms when the unknown probability density function f is defined on [0,+∞). Uniform weak consistency on each compact set in [0,+∞) is proved for these estimators when f is continuous on its support. Weak convergence in L1 is also established. We further prove that the asymmetric kernel density estimator and the smoothed histogram converge in probability to infinity at x = 0 when the density is unbounded at x = 0. Monte Carlo results and an empirical study of the shape of a highly skewed income distribution based on a large microdata set are finally provided.

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