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Some Properties of Simple Functions of Random Variables


  • Anderson, Jock R.
  • Doran, Howard E.


Simple functions of random variables, such as sums, products, quotients and powers, arise in many applications in stochastic economics. It is sometimes convenient to determine the moments of such functions. Cases where this has been or can be done analytically are reviewed, and comments offered on procedures for when analysis fails.

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  • Anderson, Jock R. & Doran, Howard E., 1978. "Some Properties of Simple Functions of Random Variables," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 46(01), pages 1-11, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:10336

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    1. Anderson, Jock R., 1979. "Impacts of Climatic Variability in Australian Agriculture: A Review," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 0(Number 03), pages 1-31, December.
    2. King, Robert P., 1979. "Operational Techniques for Applied Decision Analysis Under Uncertainty," AAEA Fellows - Dissertations and Theses, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, number 181951, September.

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