Theory of Estimation

  • Wolfgang Karl HärdleEmail author
  • Léopold Simar


We know from our basic knowledge of statistics that one of the objectives in statistics is to better understand and model the underlying process which generates data. This is known as statistical inference: we infer from information contained in sample properties of the population from which the observations are taken. In multivariate statistical inference, we do exactly the same.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz Chair of StatisticsHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Statistics, Biostatistics and Actuarial SciencesUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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