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Convergence of Dirichlet Measures Arising in Context of Bayesian Analysis of Competing Risks Models

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  • Salinas-Torres, Victor H.
  • de Bragança Pereira, Carlos A.
  • Tiwari, Ram C.

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In this paper, we study the weak convergence of Dirichlet measures on the class constituted by vectors of subprobability measures such that the sum of its components is a probability measure on a complete separable metric space. This vectorial class of subprobabilities appears in the context of the competing risks theory and the Dirichlet measures are considered as a prior family in a Bayesian approach. The weak convergence results are derived and used to study the convergence of the Bayes estimators of certain parameters in competing risks models.

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  • Salinas-Torres, Victor H. & de Bragança Pereira, Carlos A. & Tiwari, Ram C., 1997. "Convergence of Dirichlet Measures Arising in Context of Bayesian Analysis of Competing Risks Models," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 62(1), pages 24-35, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:62:y:1997:i:1:p:24-35
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    1. Polpo, A. & Sinha, D., 2011. "Correction in Bayesian nonparametric estimation in a series system or a competing-risk model," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(12), pages 1756-1759.
    2. Victor Salinas & José Romeo & Alexis Peña, 2010. "On Bayesian estimation of a survival curve: comparative study and examples," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 25(3), pages 375-389, September.

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