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Unformatted text preview: Problem Set 7 ECON 837 Prof. Simon Woodcock, Spring 2006 Due: Wednesday April 5 1. (Casella and Berger, 1990) Suppose that X 1 ; X 2 ; :::; X n are an iid random sample from a Bernoulli ( p ) distribution. That is, f ( x j p ) = Pr [ X = x j p ] = p x (1 & p ) 1 & x x 2 f ; 1 g ; p 2 [0 ; 1] : Let & x = 1 n P n i =1 x i : (a) Show that & x is an unbiased estimator of p: (b) Show that the variance of & x attains the CramerRao lower bound, so that & x is the best unbiased estimator of p: 2. [Final Exam, 2004] Let y = & i + " where i is an nvector of ones and " N ( ; I ) : (a) What is the MLE of & ? What is its asymptotic distribution? (b) Derive the likelihood ratio statistic (and give its asymptotic distribution) for test ing H : & = 0 ; H 1 : & 6 = 0 : (c) Derive the Wald test statistic (and give its asymptotic distribution) for testing the same hypothesis. (d) Derive the score (LM) test statistic (and give its asymptotic distribution) for testing the same hypothesis. (e) Suppose you are testing &at the 0.05 level.Sketch the general shape of the func tion Pr [ reject H j & ] as a function of & . Indicate how the shape of this function changes as the sample size increases. 3. [Final Exam, 2005] Suppose you are interested in the regression model y = X & + " where y is N 1 ; X is N k; & is k 1 ; and " is N 1 : Assume that " N (0 ; 2 I n ) , that y...
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