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A note on modelling underreported Poisson counts

  • Peter Fader
  • Bruce Hardie
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    In this paper we present a parsimonious model for the analysis of underreported Poisson count data. In contrast to previously developed methods, we are able to derive analytic expressions for the key marginal posterior distributions that are of interest. The usefulness of this model is explored via a re-examination of previously analysed data covering the purchasing of port wine (Ramos, 1999).

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Applied Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 8 ()
    Pages: 953-964

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    1. van Praag, B M S & Vermeulen, E M, 1993. "A Count-Amount Model with Endogenous Recording of Observations," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(4), pages 383-95, Oct.-Dec..
    2. Francisco Fernando & Ribeiro Ramos, 1999. "Underreporting of purchases of port wine," Journal of Applied Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(4), pages 485-494.
    3. Winkelmann, Rainer, 1996. "Markov Chain Monte Carlo Analysis of Underreported Count Data with an Application to Worker Absenteeism," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 21(4), pages 575-87.
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