Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1993, Volume 55, Series B, Pt. 3, 322--342

ROBUST BAYES ESTIMATION OF THE FINITE POPULATION MEAN

By

MALAY GHOSH

And

DAL HO KIM, University of Florida, U. S. A.

SUMMARY. The paper considers some robust competitors of the sample mean and the subjective Bates estimators of the finite population mean. Specifically, we have proposed some robust Bayes estimators using ML-II priors. These estimators are compared with the sample mean and subjective Bayes estimators in terms of "posterior robustness" and "procedure robustness".

Subject classification. 62D05, 62F15

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