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On the nonidentifiability property of Archimedean copula models under dependent censoring


  • Wang, Antai


In this paper, we prove a peculiar property shared by the Archimedean copula models, that is, different Archimedean copula models with distinct dependent levels can have the same crude survival functions for dependent censored data. This property directly shows the nonidentifiability property of the Archimedean copula models. The proposed procedure is then demonstrated by two examples.

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  • Wang, Antai, 2012. "On the nonidentifiability property of Archimedean copula models under dependent censoring," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(3), pages 621-625.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:82:y:2012:i:3:p:621-625
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2011.11.005

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    1. Rivest, Louis-Paul & Wells, Martin T., 2001. "A Martingale Approach to the Copula-Graphic Estimator for the Survival Function under Dependent Censoring," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 79(1), pages 138-155, October.
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    1. Wang, Antai, 2014. "Properties of the marginal survival functions for dependent censored data under an assumed Archimedean copula," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 129(C), pages 57-68.
    2. Antai Wang & Krishnendu Chandra & Ruihua Xu & Junfeng Sun, 2015. "The Identifiability of Dependent Competing Risks Models Induced by Bivariate Frailty Models," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 42(2), pages 427-437, June.


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