A General Class of Multivariate Skew-Elliptical Distributions
This paper proposes a general class of multivariate skew-elliptical distributions. We extend earlier results on the so-called multivariate skew-normal distribution. This family of distributions contains the multivariate normal, Student's t, exponential power, and Pearson type II, but with an extra parameter to regulate skewness. We also obtain the moment generating functions and study some distributional properties. Several examples are provided.
Volume (Year): 79 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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- Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B. & Bolfarine, Heleno, 1995. "On some characterizations of the t-distribution," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 79-85, October.
- A. Azzalini & A. Capitanio, 1999. "Statistical applications of the multivariate skew normal distribution," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 61(3), pages 579-602.
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