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Adam Farman has been asked to estimate the volatility of a technology stock index. He has identified a statistic which has an expected value equal to the population volatility and has determined that increasing his sample size will decrease the sampling error for this statistic. Based only on these properties, his statistic can best be described as:

A unbiased and consistent.

An unbiased estimator has an expected value equal to the true value of the population parameter. A consistent estimator is more accurate the greater the sample size. An efficient estimator has the sampling distribution that is less than that of any other unbiased estimator.

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