Sufficient Conditions for a Linear Estimator to be a Local Polynomial Regression
It is shown that any linear estimator that satisfies the moment conditions up to order $p$ is equivalent to a local polynomial regression of order $p$ with some non-negative weight function if and only if the kernel has at most $p$ sign changes. If the data points are placed symmetrically about the estimation point, a linear weighting function is equivalent to the standard quadratic weighting function.
- Pub Date:
- March 2018
- Statistics - Methodology;
- Mathematics - Statistics Theory
- Manuscript date 1993