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The Power-law Tail Exponent of Income Distributions

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  • F. Clementi
  • T. Di Matteo
  • M. Gallegati

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In this paper we tackle the problem of estimating the power-law tail exponent of income distributions by using the Hill's estimator. A subsample semi-parametric bootstrap procedure minimising the mean squared error is used to choose the power-law cutoff value optimally. This technique is applied to personal income data for Australia and Italy.

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Date of creation: Mar 2006
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Publication status: Published in Physica A: Statistical and Theoretical Physics, Vol: 370, Issue 1, October 1, 2006, pp. 49-53
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:physics/0603061

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  1. Olivier V. Pictet & Michel M. Dacorogna & Ulrich A. Muller, 1996. "Hill, Bootstrap and Jackknife Estimators for Heavy Tails," Working Papers 1996-12-10, Olsen and Associates.
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  2. Guo, Qiang & Gao, Li, 2012. "Distribution of individual incomes in China between 1992 and 2009," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 391(21), pages 5139-5145.
  3. Carl Chiarella & Corrado Di Guilmi, 2011. "Limit Distribution of Evolving Strategies in Financial Markets," Research Paper Series 294, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
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  5. Michal Brzezinski, 2013. "Do wealth distributions follow power laws? Evidence from "rich lists"," Papers 1304.0212, arXiv.org.
  6. Alberto Russo, 2009. "On the evolution of the Italian bank branch distribution," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2063-2078.
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  9. Hu, Feng-Rung, 2008. "On the estimation of the power-law exponent in the mean-field Bouchaud–Mézard model," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 387(18), pages 4605-4614.
  10. Victor M. Yakovenko & J. Barkley Rosser, 2009. "Colloquium: Statistical mechanics of money, wealth, and income," Papers 0905.1518, arXiv.org, revised Dec 2009.

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