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# Let fzn jn 1 g be a sequence of rvs such that for any

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Unformatted text preview: ribution and we write a Zn N (0, 1) Melissa Tartari (Yale) Econometrics 12 / 27 Asymptotic Normality: A Review I Let Φ (.) denote the standard normal cumulative distribution fnc. Let fZn jn = 1, ...g be a sequence of RVs such that for any scalar z lim Pr ob (Zn n !∞ z ) = Φ (z ) Then Zn is said to have an asymptotic standard normal distribution and we write a Zn N (0, 1) a If Zn N (0, 1) we may approximate probabilities concerning Zn with standard normal probabilities. Melissa Tartari (Yale) Econometrics 12 / 27 Asymptotic Normality: (trivial) Examples Let fZn jn = 1, ...g be such that Zn N (0, 1) for all n; then it is easy a to verify that Zn N (0, 1). Indeed, the limit of a constant sequence i.e. fΦ (z ) , Φ (z ) , ...g is the constant value Φ (z ): lim Pr ob (Zn n !∞ Melissa Tartari (Yale) z ) = lim Φ (z ) = Φ (z ) n !∞ Econometrics 13 / 27 Asymptotic Normality: (trivial) Examples Let fZn jn = 1, ...g be such that Zn N (0, 1) for all n; then it is easy a to verify that Zn N (0, 1). Indeed, the limit of a constant sequence i.e. fΦ (z ) , Φ (z ) , ....
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