By William Feller

ISBN-10: 0471257117

ISBN-13: 9780471257110

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11 Consider two estimators βˆ1 and βˆ2 of β. 49) for all matrices of the type A = aa . 47) we get R(βˆ1 , β, A) − R(βˆ2 , β, A) = tr{AΔ(βˆ1 , βˆ2 )}. 43 it follows that tr{AΔ(βˆ1 , βˆ2 )} ≥ 0 for all matrices A = aa ≥ 0 if and only if Δ(βˆ1 , βˆ2 ) ≥ 0. 23) may be viewed as the decomposition of the observation y into a nonstochastic part Xβ, also called the signal, and a stochastic part , also called the noise (or error), as discussed in Rao (1989). 51) where PX = X(X X)− X is the projection operator on R(X), as an estimator (or predictor) of , with the mean prediction error D(ˆ) ˆ = D(I − PX )y = D(y − X β) 2 = σ (I − PX )(I − PX ) = σ 2 (I − PX ) .

The first order partial derivatives of T S(β0∗ , β1 ) = T [yt − β0∗ − β1 (xt − x¯)]2 e2t = t=1 (cf. 24) and b1 = respectively. 22). Further, the Hessian matrix of the second order partial derivatives of S(β0∗ , β1 ) with respect to β0∗ and β1 is positive definite at β0∗ = b∗0 and β1 = b1 which ensures that S(β0∗ , β1 ) is minimized at β0∗ = b∗0 and β1 = b1 . Considering the deviation e as random variable denoted by , we assume that E( ) = 0 and E( ) = σ 2 I. It follows then E(b∗0 ) = β0∗ σ2 var(b∗0 ) = T , E(b1 ) = β1 , , var(b1 ) = σ2 .

5. Case 2: Rank(X) = r < K (deficiency in rank) and rank(Z) = T − r, in which case X X is singular. We denote any g-inverse of X X by (X X)− . The consequences of deficiency in the rank of X, which arises in many practical applications, are as follows. (i) The linear model, y = Xβ + , is not identifiable in the sense that there may be several values of β for which Xβ has the same value, so that no particular value can be associated with the model. 27). If X is deficient in rank, we cannot find a B such that BX = I, and thus β cannot be unbiasedly estimated.

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