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A Constructive Representation of Univariate Skewed Distributions

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  • Ferreira, Jose T.A.S.
  • Steel, Mark F.J.

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We introduce a general perspective on the introduction of skewness into symmetric distributions. Making use of inverse probability integral transformations we provide a constructive representation of skewed distributions, where the skewing mechanism and the original symmetric distributions are specified separately. We study the effects of the skewing mechanism on \emph{e.g.} modality, tail behaviour and the amount of skewness generated. In light of the constructive representation, we review a number of characteristics of three classes of skew distributions previously defined in the literature. The representation is also used to introduce two novel classes of skewed distributions. Finally, we incorporate the different classes of distributions into a Bayesian linear regression framework and analyse their differences and similarities.

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Volume (Year): 101 (2006)
Issue (Month): (June)
Pages: 823-829

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Handle: RePEc:bes:jnlasa:v:101:y:2006:p:823-829

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  1. Sonia Petrone & Larry Wasserman, 2002. "Consistency of Bernstein polynomial posteriors," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 64(1), pages 79-100.
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  1. Rubio, F.J. & Steel, M.F.J., 2011. "Inference for grouped data with a truncated skew-Laplace distribution," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 55(12), pages 3218-3231, December.
  2. A. Abtahi & M. Towhidi & J. Behboodian, 2011. "An appropriate empirical version of skew-normal density," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 52(2), pages 469-489, May.
  3. Ley, Christophe & Paindaveine, Davy, 2010. "Multivariate skewing mechanisms: A unified perspective based on the transformation approach," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 80(23-24), pages 1685-1694, December.
  4. Fischer, Matthias J., 2004. "The L-distribution and skew generalizations," Discussion Papers 63/2004, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Statistics and Econometrics.
  5. Rubio, F.J. & Steel, M.F.J., 2012. "On the Marshall–Olkin transformation as a skewing mechanism," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 56(7), pages 2251-2257.
  6. Klein, Ingo & Fischer, Matthias J., 2003. "Skewness by splitting the scale parameter," Discussion Papers 55/2003, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Statistics and Econometrics.
  7. Fischer, Matthias J., 2006. "The L-distribution and skew generalizations," Discussion Papers 75/2006, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Statistics and Econometrics.
  8. Klein, Ingo, 2011. "Van Zwet ordering and the Ferreira-Steel family of skewed distributions," IWQW Discussion Paper Series 13/2011, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik und Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung (IWQW).
  9. Ferreira, Jose T.A.S. & Steel, Mark F.J., 2007. "Model comparison of coordinate-free multivariate skewed distributions with an application to stochastic frontiers," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 137(2), pages 641-673, April.
  10. Alzaatreh, Ayman & Famoye, Felix & Lee, Carl, 2014. "The gamma-normal distribution: Properties and applications," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 69(C), pages 67-80.
  11. De la Cruz, Rolando, 2008. "Bayesian non-linear regression models with skew-elliptical errors: Applications to the classification of longitudinal profiles," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 53(2), pages 436-449, December.
  12. Ayman Alzaatreh & Carl Lee & Felix Famoye, 2013. "A new method for generating families of continuous distributions," METRON, Springer, vol. 71(1), pages 63-79, June.
  13. Delicado, P. & Goria, M.N., 2008. "A small sample comparison of maximum likelihood, moments and L-moments methods for the asymmetric exponential power distribution," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 1661-1673, January.
  14. A. Abtahi & J. Behboodian & M. Sharafi, 2012. "A general class of univariate skew distributions considering Stein’s lemma and infinite divisibility," Metrika, Springer, vol. 75(2), pages 193-206, February.

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