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On Characterizing Some Discrete Distributions Using an Extension of the Rao-Rubin Theorem


  • Panaretos, John


In a recent paper, Shanbhag (1977) uses an elementary approach from renewal theory to give an extension of a characterization of the Poisson law by Rao-Rubin (1964). In the present paper, a variant of Shanbhag's result is introduced. Using Shanbhag's and this result, several characterizations of truncated and untruncated distributions are obtained

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  • Panaretos, John, 1982. "On Characterizing Some Discrete Distributions Using an Extension of the Rao-Rubin Theorem," MPRA Paper 6229, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6229

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    1. Panaretos, John, 1982. "On a Structural Property of Finite Distributions," MPRA Paper 6242, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Panaretos, John, 1983. "On Some Bivariate Discrete Distributions with Multivariate Components," MPRA Paper 68041, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Panaretos, John, 1981. "On the Joint Distribution of Two Discrete Random Variables," MPRA Paper 6226, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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


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