Estimation of multiple gamma scale-parameters: Bayes estimation subject to uniform domination
Simultaneous estimation of p gamma scale-parameters is considered under squared-error loss. The problem of minimizing, subject to uniform risk domination, the Bayes risk (or more generally the posterior expected loss) against certain conjugate or mixtures of conjugate priors is considered. Rather surprisingly, it is shown that the minimization can be done conditionally, thus avoiding variational arguments. Relative savings loss (and a posterior version thereof) are found, and it is found that in the most favorable situations, Bayesian robustness can be achieved without sacrificing substantial subjective Bayesian gains. © 1986, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
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