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de Haan, L. and Zhou, C. (2022). Bootstrapping Extreme Value Estimators Journal of the American Statistical Association, 00(0):.

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This article develops a bootstrap analogue of the well-known asymptotic expansion of the tail quantile process in extreme value theory. One application of this result is to construct confidence intervals for estimators of the extreme value index such as the Probability Weighted Moment (PWM) estimator. For the peaks-over-threshold method, we show the bootstrap consistency of the confidence intervals. By contrast, the asymptotic expansion of the quantile process of the bootstrapped block maxima does not lead to a similar consistency result for the PWM estimator using the block maxima method. For both methods, We show by simulations that the sample variance of bootstrapped estimates can be a good approximation for the asymptotic variance of the original estimator. Supplementary materials for this article are available online.