Some properties of simulation interval estimators under dependence induction

Barry L. Nelson*

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Some basic, but surprising properties of confidence intervals formed under antithetic-variates and common-random-numbers variance reduction techniques are derived. It is shown that improved point estimator performance, the primary goal of variance reduction techniques, does not necessarily imply improved interval estimator performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1987


  • simulation
  • statistical analysis
  • variance reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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