Nicholas T. Longford

Learn More
We derive a class of composite estimators of small-area quantities that exploit spatial (distance-related) similarity. They are based on a distribution-free model for the areas, but the estimators are aimed to have optimal design-based properties. Composition is applied also to estimating some of the global parameters on which the small-area estimators(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of IZA. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between science,(More)
  • 1