par Stefan, Marius
Référence Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, 11, 3, page (22-33)
Publication Publié, 2009
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : In this paper, we propose a new model with random variance components for estimating small area characteristics. Under the proposed model, we derive the empirical best linear unbiased estimator, an approximation to terms of order o(1/ m) and an estimator whose bias is of order o(1/ m) for its mean squared error, where m is the number of small areas in the population.