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Time changes that result in multiple points in continuous-time Markov counting processes

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  • Bretó, Carles
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    We show that randomly changing time of simple, infinitesimally equi-dispersed, non-linear birth–death processes can result in compound, infinitesimally over-dispersed processes. We provide sufficient and necessary conditions and illustrate this with various time changes and examples from scientific and engineering fields.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 82 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 12 ()
    Pages: 2229-2234

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:82:y:2012:i:12:p:2229-2234
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.08.006
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    1. Ionides, Edward L. & Bretó, Carles, 2011. "Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems," DES - Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics. WS ws111914, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística.
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    3. Bretó, Carles & Ionides, Edward L., 2011. "Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 121(11), pages 2571-2591, November.
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