Implementing the wild bootstrap using a two point distribution

Andrea Monticini, James Davidson, David Peel

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We consider the problem of selecting the auxiliary distribution to implement the wild bootstrap for regressions featuring heteroscedasticity of unknown form. Asymptotic refinements are nominally obtained by choosing a distribution with second and third moments equal to 1. We show that this stipulation may fail in practice, due to the distortion imposed on higher moments. We propose a new class of two-point distributions and suggest using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic as a selection criterion. The results are illustrated by a Monte Carlo experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume2007/Volume 96, Issue 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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