Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

κ-generalized statistics in personal income distribution

Contents:

Author Info

  • F. Clementi

    ()

  • M. Gallegati
  • G. Kaniadakis

Abstract

Starting from the generalized exponential function $\exp_{\kappa}(x)=(\sqrt{1+\kappa^{2}x^{2}}+\kappa x)^{1/\kappa}$ , with exp 0 (x)=exp (x), proposed in reference [G. Kaniadakis, Physica A 296, 405 (2001)], the survival function P >(x)=exp κ (-βx α ), where x∈R +, α,β>0, and $\kappa\in[0,1)$ , is considered in order to analyze the data on personal income distribution for Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The above defined distribution is a continuous one-parameter deformation of the stretched exponential function P > 0 (x)=exp (-βx α ) to which reduces as κ approaches zero behaving in very different way in the x→0 and x→∞ regions. Its bulk is very close to the stretched exponential one, whereas its tail decays following the power-law P >(x)∼(2βκ) -1/κ x-α/κ . This makes the κ-generalized function particularly suitable to describe simultaneously the income distribution among both the richest part and the vast majority of the population, generally fitting different curves. An excellent agreement is found between our theoretical model and the observational data on personal income over their entire range. Copyright EDP Sciences/Società Italiana di Fisica/Springer-Verlag 2007

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1140/epjb/e2007-00120-9
Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Springer in its journal The European Physical Journal B.

Volume (Year): 57 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
Pages: 187-193

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:spr:eurphb:v:57:y:2007:i:2:p:187-193

Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/10051

Order Information:
Web: http://link.springer.de/orders.htm

Related research

Keywords: 02.50.Ng Distribution theory and Monte Carlo studies; 02.60.Ed Interpolation; curve fitting; 89.65.Gh Economics; econophysics; financial markets; business and management;

Other versions of this item:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. G. Willis & J. Mimkes, 2004. "Evidence for the Independence of Waged and Unwaged Income, Evidence for Boltzmann Distributions in Waged Income, and the Outlines of a Coherent Theory of Income Distribution," Papers cond-mat/0406694, arXiv.org.
  2. Brandolini, A., 1999. "The Distribution of Personal Income in Post-War Italy: Source Description, Date Quality, and the Time Pattern of Income Inequality," Papers 350, Banca Italia - Servizio di Studi.
  3. Makoto Nirei & Wataru Souma, 2007. "A Two Factor Model Of Income Distribution Dynamics," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 53(3), pages 440-459, 09.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. F. Chami Figueira & N. J. Moura Jr & Marcelo B. Ribeiro, 2010. "The Gompertz-Pareto Income Distribution," Papers 1010.1994, arXiv.org.
  2. Tapiero, Oren J., 2013. "A maximum (non-extensive) entropy approach to equity options bid–ask spread," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 392(14), pages 3051-3060.
  3. Victor M. Yakovenko & J. Barkley Rosser, 2009. "Colloquium: Statistical mechanics of money, wealth, and income," Papers 0905.1518, arXiv.org, revised Dec 2009.
  4. Masato Okamoto, 2012. "Evaluation of the goodness of fit of new statistical size distributions with consideration of accurate income inequality estimation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 2969-2982.
  5. F. Clementi & M. Gallegati & G. Kaniadakis, 2012. "A generalized statistical model for the size distribution of wealth," Papers 1209.4787, arXiv.org, revised Dec 2012.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:eurphb:v:57:y:2007:i:2:p:187-193. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Guenther Eichhorn) or (Christopher F Baum).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.