Unimodal regression in the two-parameter exponential family with constant or known dispersion parameter
AbstractIn this paper we discuss statistical methods for curve-estimation under the assumption of unimodality for variables with distributions belonging to the two-parameter exponential family with known or constant dispersion parameter. We suggest a non-parametric method based on monotonicity properties. The method is applied to Swedish data on laboratory verified diagnoses of influenza and data on inflation from an episode of hyperinflation in Bulgaria.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Statistical Research Unit, Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg in its series Research Reports with number 2007:14.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 04 Feb 2008
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Non-parametric; Order restrictions; Two-parameter exponential family; Known dispersion parameter; Poisson distribution;
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