On Bayes procedures

  • Lorraine Schwartz


A result of Doob regarding consistency of Bayes estimators is extended to a large class of Bayes decision procedures in which the loss functions are not necessarily convex. Rather weak conditions are given under which the Bayes procedures are consistent. One set involves restrictions on the a priori distribution and follows an example in which the choice of a priori distribution determines whether the Bayes estimators are consistent. Another example shows that the maximum likelihood estimators may be consistent when the Bayes estimators are not. However, the conditions given are of an essentially weaker nature than those established for consistency of maximum likelihood estimators.


Stochastic Process Probability Theory Loss Function Large Class Mathematical Biology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorraine Schwartz
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  1. 1.Dept. of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver 8Canada

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