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Estimating Function Approach to a Time-Dependent Recovery Model for Survival Rates in a Business District


  • Yunn-Kuang Chu

    (Department of Statistics, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taiwan)

  • Jeryan Lin

    (Department of Statistics, Feng Chia University, Taiwan)


Burnham and Rexstad (1993) presented a band recovery model that incorporates time-dependent recovery rates and survival rates. In this paper, an estimating function approach is proposed to derive estimators of recovery rates and survival rates. Explicit expressions are given for the derived estimators and their associated asymptotic variances. Examples, including a case for the survival of stalls in the Feng Chia University business district night market, are used to demonstrate the proposed estimating function approach.

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  • Yunn-Kuang Chu & Jeryan Lin, 2005. "Estimating Function Approach to a Time-Dependent Recovery Model for Survival Rates in a Business District," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 4(3), pages 223-230, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:4:y:2005:i:3:p:223-230

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    band recovery model; survival rate; stall; business district;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing


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