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Tests for the equality of conditional variance functions in nonparametric regression

Juan Carlos Pardo-Fernández, María Dolores Jiménez-Gamero, and Anouar El Ghouch

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Abstract

In this paper we are interested in checking whether the conditional variances are equal in $k\ge2$ location-scale regression models. Our procedure is fully nonparametric and is based on the comparison of the error distributions under the null hypothesis of equality of variances and without making use of this null hypothesis. We propose four test statistics based on empirical distribution functions (Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Cramér-von Mises type test statistics) and two test statistics based on empirical characteristic functions. The limiting distributions of these six test statistics are established under the null hypothesis and under local alternatives. We show how to approximate the critical values using either an estimated version of the asymptotic null distribution or a bootstrap procedure. Simulation studies are conducted to assess the finite sample performance of the proposed tests. We also apply our tests to data on household expenditures.

Article information

Source
Electron. J. Statist., Volume 9, Number 2 (2015), 1826-1851.

Dates
Received: July 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 27 August 2015

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1440680328

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/15-EJS1058

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3391121

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1327.62294

Subjects
Primary: 62G10: Hypothesis testing 62G08: Nonparametric regression
Secondary: 62G20: Asymptotic properties 62G09: Resampling methods

Keywords
Asymptotics bootstrap comparison of curves empirical characteristic function empirical distribution function kernel smoothing local alternatives regression residuals

Citation

Pardo-Fernández, Juan Carlos; Jiménez-Gamero, María Dolores; El Ghouch, Anouar. Tests for the equality of conditional variance functions in nonparametric regression. Electron. J. Statist. 9 (2015), no. 2, 1826--1851. doi:10.1214/15-EJS1058. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1440680328


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