Empirical process theory tools for statistics

Date & Time

From: 29 October 2015
Until: 30 October 2015




The Institute for Fiscal Studies
7 Ridgmount Street,


HE Delegates: £75
Charity or Government: £200
Other Delegates: £450

This course will cover some of the basics of empirical process theory and the application of the theory to problems in statistics. The focus will be on some of the basic convergence theory and methods together with inequalities for dealing with minimum contrast and maximum likelihood estimators in nonparametric and semiparametric models.


Day 1

  • Introduction, history, selected examples
  • Some basic inequalities
  • Glivenko-Cantelli theorems and rst applications

Day 2

  • Donsker theorems and some inequalities
  • Peeling methods and rates of convergence
  • Some useful preservations theorems

Some References

1. Van der Vaart, A. W. and Wellner, J. A. (1996). Weak Convergence and Empirical Processes. Springer, New York.

2. Dudley, R. M. (1999). Uniform Central Limit Theorems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

3. Van de Geer, S. (2000). Applications of Empirical Process Theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

4. de la Pena, V. H., and Gin e, E. (1999). Decoupling: From Dependence to Independence. Springer, New York.

5. Wellner, J. A. (2003 – 2005). Empirical Processes: Theory and Applications.

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This is event is jointly organised by the Cambridge-INET Institute.