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On the characteristic function for asymmetric Student t distributions


  • Nadarajah, Saralees
  • Chan, Stephen
  • Afuecheta, Emmanuel


Following up on the work of Nadarajah and Teimouri [Nadarajah, S., Teimouri, M., 2012. On the characteristic function for asymmetric exponential power distributions. Econometric Reviews 31, 475–481], we derive here, for the first time, explicit closed-form expressions for the characteristic function of the asymmetric Student t distribution. The expressions involve hypergeometric and Bessel type functions.

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  • Nadarajah, Saralees & Chan, Stephen & Afuecheta, Emmanuel, 2013. "On the characteristic function for asymmetric Student t distributions," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 271-274.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:2:p:271-274
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.08.034

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    Asymmetric Student t distribution; Characteristic function; Hypergeometric function;
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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
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