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On the max-domain of attraction of distributions with log-concave densities


  • Müller, Samuel
  • Rufibach, Kaspar


We show that both parametric distribution functions appearing in extreme value theory have log-concave densities if the extreme value index [gamma][set membership, variant][-1,0] and that all distribution functions F with log-concave density belong to the max-domain of attraction of the generalized extreme value distribution with [gamma][set membership, variant][-1,0].

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  • Müller, Samuel & Rufibach, Kaspar, 2008. "On the max-domain of attraction of distributions with log-concave densities," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 78(12), pages 1440-1444, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:78:y:2008:i:12:p:1440-1444

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    1. Mark Bagnoli & Ted Bergstrom, 2005. "Log-concave probability and its applications," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 26(2), pages 445-469, August.
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    3. An, Mark Yuying, 1998. "Logconcavity versus Logconvexity: A Complete Characterization," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 80(2), pages 350-369, June.
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    1. Samuel Müller & Houng Chhay, 2011. "Partially smooth tail-index estimation for small samples," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 491-505, September.

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