Distributional Consistency of Lasso by Perturbation Bootstrap

29 Oct 2017  ·  Das Debraj, Lahiri S. N. ·

Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator or the Lasso, introduced by Tibshirani (1996), is a popular estimation procedure in multiple linear regression when underlying design has a sparse structure, because of its property that it sets some regression coefficients exactly equal to 0. In this article, we develop a perturbation bootstrap method and establish its validity in approximating the distribution of the Lasso in heteroscedastic linear regression... We allow the underlying covariates to be either random or non-random. We show that the proposed bootstrap method works irrespective of the nature of the covariates, unlike the resample-based bootstrap of Freedman (1981) which must be tailored based on the nature (random vs non-random) of the covariates. Simulation study also justifies our method in finite samples. read more

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