### Information inequalities for the minimax risk of sequential estimators (with applications)

Information inequalities for the minimax risk of sequential estimators are derived in the case where the loss is measured by the squared error of estimation plus a linear functional of the number of observations. The results are applied to construct minimax sequential estimators of: the failure rate in an exponential model with censored data, the expected proportion of uncensored observations in the proportional hazards model, the odds ratio in a binomial distribution and the expectation of exponential...