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    On the Bahadur representation of sample quantiles for dependent sequences

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    We establish the Bahadur representation of sample quantiles for linear and some widely used nonlinear processes. Local fluctuations of empirical processes are discussed. Applications to the trimmed and Winsorized means are given. Our results extend previous ones by establishing sharper bounds under milder conditions and thus provide new insight into the theory of empirical processes for dependent random variables.Comment: Published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/009053605000000291 in the Annals of Statistics (http://www.imstat.org/aos/) by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (http://www.imstat.org

    M-estimation of linear models with dependent errors

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    We study asymptotic properties of MM-estimates of regression parameters in linear models in which errors are dependent. Weak and strong Bahadur representations of the MM-estimates are derived and a central limit theorem is established. The results are applied to linear models with errors being short-range dependent linear processes, heavy-tailed linear processes and some widely used nonlinear time series.Comment: Published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/009053606000001406 in the Annals of Statistics (http://www.imstat.org/aos/) by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (http://www.imstat.org

    Covariance matrix estimation for stationary time series

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    We obtain a sharp convergence rate for banded covariance matrix estimates of stationary processes. A precise order of magnitude is derived for spectral radius of sample covariance matrices. We also consider a thresholded covariance matrix estimator that can better characterize sparsity if the true covariance matrix is sparse. As our main tool, we implement Toeplitz [Math. Ann. 70 (1911) 351-376] idea and relate eigenvalues of covariance matrices to the spectral densities or Fourier transforms of the covariances. We develop a large deviation result for quadratic forms of stationary processes using m-dependence approximation, under the framework of causal representation and physical dependence measures.Comment: Published in at http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/11-AOS967 the Annals of Statistics (http://www.imstat.org/aos/) by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (http://www.imstat.org

    Confidence bands in nonparametric time series regression

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    We consider nonparametric estimation of mean regression and conditional variance (or volatility) functions in nonlinear stochastic regression models. Simultaneous confidence bands are constructed and the coverage probabilities are shown to be asymptotically correct. The imposed dependence structure allows applications in many linear and nonlinear auto-regressive processes. The results are applied to the S&P 500 Index data.Comment: Published in at http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/07-AOS533 the Annals of Statistics (http://www.imstat.org/aos/) by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (http://www.imstat.org
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