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Geometric ergodicity of Gibbs samplers in Bayesian penalized regression models. (English) Zbl 1374.60127
Summary: We consider three Bayesian penalized regression models and show that the respective deterministic scan Gibbs samplers are geometrically ergodic regardless of the dimension of the regression problem. We prove geometric ergodicity of the Gibbs samplers for the Bayesian fused lasso, the Bayesian group lasso, and the Bayesian sparse group lasso. Geometric ergodicity along with a moment condition results in the existence of a Markov chain central limit theorem for Monte Carlo averages and ensures reliable output analysis. Our results of geometric ergodicity allow us to also provide default starting values for the Gibbs samplers.

60J05 Discrete-time Markov processes on general state spaces
62F15 Bayesian inference
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