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An application of the maximum likelihood test to the change-point problem


  • Gombay, Edit
  • Horváth, Lajos


A maximum-likelihood-type statistic is derived for testing a sequence of observations for no change in the parameter against a possible change. We prove that the limit distribution of the suitably normalized and centralized statistic is double exponential under the null hypothesis.

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  • Gombay, Edit & Horváth, Lajos, 1994. "An application of the maximum likelihood test to the change-point problem," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 50(1), pages 161-171, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spapps:v:50:y:1994:i:1:p:161-171

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    6. Jandhyala, Venkata K. & Fotopoulos, Stergios B. & Hawkins, Douglas M., 2002. "Detection and estimation of abrupt changes in the variability of a process," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 1-19, July.


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