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Simulation of Multivariate Normal Rectangle Probabilities: Theoretical and Computational Results




An extensive literature in econometrics and in numerical analysis has considered the problem of evaluating the multiple integral P({bold B};mu,Omega) = integral_{a}^{b} n(v - mu, Omega)dv = E_{V}{bold 1}(V in {bold B}), where V is a m-dimensional normal vector with mean mu, covariance matrix , and density n(v - mu Omega)and 1(V in {bold B}) is an indicator for the event B = {V | a

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  • Vassilis A. Hajivassiliou & Daniel McFadden & Paul A. Ruud, 1994. "Simulation of Multivariate Normal Rectangle Probabilities: Theoretical and Computational Results," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1021R, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:1021r
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    1. Hajivassiliou, V A, 1994. "A Simulation Estimation Analysis of the External Debt Crises of Developing Countries," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 9(2), pages 109-131, April-Jun.


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