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Estimation for mixtures of Markov processes


  • Park, Jeong-gun
  • Basawa, I. V.


Finite mixtures of Markov processes with densities belonging to exponential families are introduced. Quasi-likelihood and maximum likelihood methods are used to estimate the parameters of the mixing distributions and of the component distributions. The E-M algorithm is used to compute the ML estimates. Mixture of Autoregressive processes and of two-state Markov chains are discussed as specific examples. Simulation results on the comparison of quasi-likelihood and ML estimates are reported.

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  • Park, Jeong-gun & Basawa, I. V., 2002. "Estimation for mixtures of Markov processes," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 235-244, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:59:y:2002:i:3:p:235-244

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