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Functional forms for the negative binomial model for count data

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This note develops an encompassing model for two well known variants of the negative binomial model (the NB1 and NB2 forms). We conclude with an application of the proposed model using the data employed in a recent health care study.

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  • Greene, William, 2008. "Functional forms for the negative binomial model for count data," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(3), pages 585-590, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:3:p:585-590
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