Jon N. K. Rao

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada


Some Current Trends in Small Area Estimation 

Rapid developments in theory and applications of small area estimation have taken place especially over the past 15 years or so in response to growing demand for reliable small area statistics. In this talk after highlighting some key past contributions, I will appraise some recent important developments under area level and unit level models, mainly addressing practical issues related to assumed models.