Efficiency of Estimating Functions of Means in Rare-Event Contexts

Marvin K. Nakayama, Bruno Tuffin

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When estimating a function of means, where some but not necessarily all of them correspond to rare events, we provide conditions under which having efficient estimators of each individual mean leads to an efficient estimator of the function of the means. We illustrate this setting through several examples, and numerical results complement the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9798350369663
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2023 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Dec 10 2023Dec 13 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2023 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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