Estimation of the Parameter of a Bernoulli Distribution Using a Balanced Loss Function Farsipour, N.Sanjari; Asgharzadeh, A.;
In decision theoretic estimation, the loss function usually emphasizes precision of estimation. However, one may have interest in goodness of fit of the overall model as well as precision of estimation. From this viewpoint, Zellner(1994) proposed the balanced loss function which takes account of both "goodness of fit" and "precision of estimation". This paper considers estimation of the parameter of a Bernoulli distribution using Zellner's(1994) balanced loss function. It is shown that the sample mean , is admissible. More general results, concerning the admissibility of estimators of the form are also presented. Finally, minimax estimators and some numerical results are given at the end of paper,at the end of paper,
Admissibility;Balanced loss function Bayes estimator;Inadmissibility;Minimax estimator;
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