On the sampling performance of an inequality pre-test estimator of the regression error variance under LINEX loss

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-472
Journal / PublicationStatistical Papers
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000


We consider the estimation of the error variance of a linear regression model where prior information is available in the form of an (uncertain) inequality constraint on the coefficients. Previous studies on this and other related problems use the squared error loss in comparing estimator's performance. Here, by adopting the asymmetric LINEX loss function, we derive and numerically evaluate the exact risks of the inequality constrained estimator and the inequality pre-test estimator which results after a preliminary test for an inequality constraint on the coefficients. The risks based on squared error loss are special cases of our results, and we draw appropriate comparisons. © 2000 Springer-Verlag.