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On the Relationship between the Conditional and Unconditional Distribution of a Random Variable


  • Panaretos, John


This paper studies the relationship between the unconditional and conditional distribution of the same random variable, say Y, when the distribution of the conditioning random variable X is of a known form. The problem is tackled in the general case where the distribution of Y and Y given X are mixed. Attention is focused to two particular cases. In the first X is assumed to follow a Poisson distribution; in the second X is allowed to have a mixed Poisson form. Potential applications are also discussed

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  • Panaretos, John, 1981. "On the Relationship between the Conditional and Unconditional Distribution of a Random Variable," MPRA Paper 6228, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6228

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    1. Panaretos, John, 1982. "On Characterizing Some Discrete Distributions Using an Extension of the Rao-Rubin Theorem," MPRA Paper 6229, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Xekalaki, Evdokia & Panaretos, John, 1979. "Characterization of the Compound Poisson Distribution," MPRA Paper 6221, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Xekalaki, Evdokia & Panaretos, John, 1983. "Identifiability of Compound Poisson Distributions," MPRA Paper 6244, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Mixed distributions; Poisson distribution; characterization;

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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General


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