We obtain a general bound for the Wasserstein-2 distance in normal approximation for sums of locally dependent random variables. The proof is based on an asymptotic expansion for expectations of second-order differentiable functions of the sum. We apply the main result to obtain Wasserstein-2 bounds in normal approximation for sums of $m$-dependent random variables, U-statistics and subgraph counts in the Erdős-Rényi random graph. We state a conjecture on Wasserstein-$p$ bounds for any positive integer $p$ and provide supporting arguments for the conjecture.
"Wasserstein-2 bounds in normal approximation under local dependence." Electron. J. Probab. 24 1 - 14, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1214/19-EJP301