In this work, we study a new recursive stochastic algorithm for the joint estimation of quantile and superquantile of an unknown distribution. The novelty of this algorithm is to use the Cesaro averaging of the quantile estimation inside the recursive approximation of the superquantile. We provide some sharp non-asymptotic bounds on the quadratic risk of the superquantile estimator for diﬀerent step size sequences. We also prove new non-asymptotic Lp-controls on the Robbins Monro algorithm for quantile estimation and its averaged version. Finally, we derive a central limit theorem of our joint procedure using the diﬀusion approximation point of view hidden behind our stochastic algorithm.
Sébastien Gadat, and Manon Costa, “Non asymptotic controls on a stochastic algorithm for superquantile approximation”, TSE Working Paper, n. 20-1149, September 2020.
TSE Working Paper, n. 20-1149, September 2020