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A Note on Improved Estimation for the Topp-Leone Distribution

The Topp-Leone distribution is attractive for reliability studies as it has finite support and a bathtub-shaped hazard function. We compare some properties of the method of moments, maximum likelihood, and bias-adjusted maximum likelihood estimators of its shape parameter. The last of these estimators is very simple to apply and dominates the method of moments estimator in terms of relative bias and mean squared error.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Victoria in its series Econometrics Working Papers with number 1203.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 12 Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:vic:vicewp:1203
Note: ISSN 1485-6441
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