Four (Pathological) examples in asymptotic statistics

Roger W. Koenker, Gilbert W. Bassett

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Four simple examples illustrating varieties of pathological asymptotic behavior are presented. The examples are based on some recent work on l1 asymptotics. The examples have some pedagogical value in clarifying the role of certain standard regularity conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Statistician
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1984


  • Asymptotics
  • Least absolute value estimation
  • Linear model
  • Median

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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