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Bayesian estimation of the Bonferroni index from a Pareto-type I population

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  • Giovanni Maria Giorgi

    (Department of Statistics & Probability, University of Rome 'La Sapienza')

  • Michele Crescenzi

    (Department of Statistics & Probability, University of Rome 'La Sapienza')

Abstract

Summary The Bonferroni index (B) is a measure of income and wealth inequality, and it is particularly suitable for poverty studies. Since most income surveys are of a sample nature, we propose Bayes estimators ofB from a Pareto/I population. The Bayesian estimators are obtained assuming a squared error loss function and, as prior distributions, the truncated Erlang density and the translated exponential one. Two different procedures are developed for a censored sample and for income data grouped in classes.
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  • Giovanni Maria Giorgi & Michele Crescenzi, 2005. "Bayesian estimation of the Bonferroni index from a Pareto-type I population," Econometrics 0507007, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Giovanni M. Giorgi & Alessio Guandalini, 2018. "Decomposing the Bonferroni Inequality Index by Subgroups: Shapley Value and Balance of Inequality," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(2), pages 1-16, April.
    2. Elena Bárcena-Martin & Jacques Silber, 2017. "The Bonferroni index and the measurement of distributional change," METRON, Springer;Sapienza Università di Roma, vol. 75(1), pages 1-16, April.
    3. Walter Piesch, 2005. "Bonferroni-Index und De Vergottini-Index. Zum 75. und 65. Geburtstag zweier fast vergessener Ungleichheitsmaße," Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Hohenheim 259/2005, Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
    4. Satya R. Chakravarty & Pietro Muliere, 2004. "Welfare indicators: a review and new perspectives. 2. Measurement of poverty," Metron - International Journal of Statistics, Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche Applicate - University of Rome, vol. 0(2), pages 247-281.

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    Keywords

    Bonferroni index; Bayes estimator; Pareto-type I distribution; truncated Erlag distribution; squared error loss function;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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