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### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 17-18

**1313-1319 An integrative pathway-based clinical-genomic model for cancer survival prediction***by*Chen, Xi & Wang, Lily & Ishwaran, Hemant**1320-1328 Fixed points of mappings of infinitely divisible distributions on***by*Ichifuji, Ken & Maejima, Makoto & Ueda, Yohei**1329-1334 A remark on LSL for weighted sums of i.i.d random elements***by*Chen, Pingyan & Chen, Ran**1335-1342 Approximation for the ruin probabilities in a discrete time risk model with dependent risks***by*Wang, Yinfeng & Yin, Chuancun**1343-1347 A spatial covariance model with a single wave effect and a finite range***by*Bellier, Edwige & Monestiez, Pascal**1348-1353 The asymptotic efficiency of improved prediction intervals***by*Kabaila, Paul & Syuhada, Khreshna**1354-1357 A note on the parameterized EM method***by*Roland, Christophe**1358-1364 Subsampling p-values***by*Berg, Arthur & McMurry, Timothy L. & Politis, Dimitris N.**1365-1368 Adjusted R-squared type measure for exponential dispersion models***by*Ricci, Lila**1369-1377 An approximation result for a quasi-linear stochastic heat equation***by*Boufoussi, Brahim & Hajji, Salah**1378-1387 Distribution-free lack-of-fit tests in balanced mixed models***by*Song, Weixing & Du, Juan**1388-1396 Probabilistic representation and approximation for coupled systems of variational inequalities***by*Elie, Romuald & Kharroubi, Idris**1397-1404 A note on the properties of the reproductive dispersion model***by*Xia, Tian & Wang, Yuebao**1405-1408 Sharp maximal bound for continuous martingales***by*Ose[combining cedilla]kowski, Adam**1409-1413 A note on multivariate location and scatter statistics for sparse data sets***by*Tyler, David E.**1414-1419 A note on the universal consistency of the kernel distribution function estimator***by*Chacón, José E. & Rodríguez-Casal, Alberto**1420-1430 Empirical likelihood for the smoothed LAD estimator in infinite variance autoregressive models***by*Li, Jinyu & Liang, Wei & He, Shuyuan & Wu, Xianbin**1431-1436 A note on pooling of labels in random fields***by*Van Lieshout, M.N.M. & Stoica, R.S.**1437-1441 The uniform laws of large numbers for the tent map***by*Bae, Jongsig & Hwang, Changha & Jun, Doobae**1442-1446 The almost-sure population growth rate in branching Brownian motion with a quadratic breeding potential***by*Berestycki, J. & Brunet, É. & Harris, J.W. & Harris, S.C.**1447-1458 Robust quantile estimation and prediction for spatial processes***by*Dabo-Niang, Sophie & Thiam, Baba**1459-1466 A class of semiparametric rank-based tests for right-truncated data***by*Shen, Pao-sheng

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 15-16

**1147-1156 Strong consistency of kernel estimates of regression function under dependence***by*Walk, Harro**1157-1166 Patterns generated by -order Markov chains***by*Fisher, Evan & Cui, Shiliang**1167-1173 The convergence of the Rényi entropy of the normalized sums of IID random variables***by*Cui, Hongfei & Ding, Yiming**1174-1179 About conditional masking probability models***by*Yu, Qiqing & Qin, Hao & Wang, Jiaping**1180-1184 The central limit theorem and ergodicity***by*Niu, Yingxuan & Wang, Yi**1185-1195 On a robust local estimator for the scale function in heteroscedastic nonparametric regression***by*Boente, Graciela & Ruiz, Marcelo & Zamar, Ruben H.**1196-1199 Gluing and coupling***by*Ouyang, Shun-Xiang**1200-1209 Large deviations of Poisson shot noise processes under heavy tail semi-exponential conditions***by*Stabile, Gabriele & Torrisi, Giovanni Luca**1210-1217 Testing for lack of dependence between functional variables***by*Aghoukeng Jiofack, Jean Gérard & Nkiet, Guy Martial**1218-1222 Controlling a stopped diffusion process to reach a goal***by*Makasu, Cloud**1223-1233 Some limit properties for the mth-order nonhomogeneous Markov chains indexed by an m rooted Cayley tree***by*Shi, Zhiyan & Yang, Weiguo**1234-1241 A note on some algorithms for the Gibbs posterior***by*Chen, Kun & Jiang, Wenxin & Tanner, Martin A.**1242-1252 Marginal longitudinal semiparametric regression via penalized splines***by*Al Kadiri, M. & Carroll, R.J. & Wand, M.P.**1253-1259 Hybrid bootstrap for mapping quantitative trait loci***by*Sun, Hokeun & Keener, Robert W. & Kim, Dong-Yun**1260-1264 A note on asymptotic approximations of inverse moments of nonnegative random variables***by*Shi, Xiaoping & Wu, Yuehua & Liu, Yu

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 13-14

**1043-1055 On the density of the sum of two independent Student t-random vectors***by*Berg, C. & Vignat, C.**1056-1064 Consistency of random survival forests***by*Ishwaran, Hemant & Kogalur, Udaya B.**1065-1069 A method for resolving ties in asymptotic relative efficiency***by*Gerke, Travis A. & Randles, Ronald H.**1070-1078 On the residual dependence index of elliptical distributions***by*Hashorva, Enkelejd**1079-1084 Exact bounds on the probability of at least k successes in n exchangeable Bernoulli trials as a function of correlation coefficients***by*Zaigraev, Alexander & Kaniovski, Serguei**1085-1092 Some criteria on pth moment stability of impulsive stochastic functional differential equations***by*Peng, Shiguo & Jia, Baoguo**1093-1102 The distribution and quantiles of functionals of weighted empirical distributions when observations have different distributions***by*Withers, Christopher S. & Nadarajah, Saralees**1103-1110 Diversity analysis in multiple-choice questionnaires***by*Wu, Haizhen & Kvizhinadze, Giorgi**1111-1120 Lower limits and upper limits for tails of random sums supported on***by*Yu, Changjun & Wang, Yuebao & Cui, Zhaolei**1121-1127 Diffusion approximation of birth-death processes: Comparison in terms of large deviations and exit points***by*Pakdaman, Khashayar & Thieullen, Michèle & Wainrib, Gilles**1128-1135 Weak type inequalities for vector-valued martingales***by*Jiao, Yong & Peng, Lihua**1136-1140 Generalizing a theorem of Katz***by*Spataru, Aurel**1141-1145 A note on stochastic integrals as L2-curves***by*Tappe, Stefan

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 11-12

**911-915 Identifiability conditions for covariate effects model on survival times under informative censoring***by*Ding, A. Adam**916-921 On the supremum of certain families of stochastic processes***by*Li, Wenbo V. & Pillai, Natesh S. & Wolpert, Robert L.**922-925 On asymptotic convergence of the block-iterative Fisher scoring algorithm***by*Hudson, Malcolm & Ma, Jun**926-931 Two-level fractional factorial designs in blocks of size two for the orthogonal estimation of all main effects and two-factor interactions***by*Jacroux, Mike**932-938 The distribution of partially exchangeable random variables***by*Peng, Hanxiang & Dang, Xin & Wang, Xueqin**939-944 Characterization of multinomial exponential families by generalized variance***by*Ghribi, Abdelaziz & Masmoudi, Afif**945-949 Some stochastic comparisons in series systems with active redundancy***by*Valdés, José E. & Arango, Gerardo & Zequeira, Romulo I. & Brito, Gerandy**950-957 Examples of optimal prediction in the infinite horizon case***by*Cohen, Albert**958-961 Estimating the principal stratum direct effect when the total effects are consistent between two standard populations***by*Chiba, Yasutaka**962-968 Finite and infinite time interval BSDEs with non-Lipschitz coefficients***by*Fan, ShengJun & Jiang, Long**969-974 Ordering properties of convolutions of heterogeneous Erlang and Pascal random variables***by*Zhao, Peng & Balakrishnan, N.**975-981 Functional limit theorems for linear processes in the domain of attraction of stable laws***by*Tyran-Kaminska, Marta**982-989 Descriptive measures for nominal categorical variables***by*Biswas, Atanu & Mandal, Saumen**990-996 A penalised data-driven block shrinkage approach to empirical Bayes wavelet estimation***by*Wang, Xue & Walker, Stephen G.**997-1004 A modification of profile empirical likelihood for the exponential-tilt model***by*Inagaki, Kazuhisa & Komaki, Fumiyasu**1005-1014 The generalized linear exponential distribution***by*Mahmoud, M.A.W. & Alam, Farouq Mohammad A.**1015-1021 On an asymptotic distribution of dependent random variables on a 3-dimensional lattice***by*Harvey, Danielle J. & Weng, Qian & Beckett, Laurel A.**1022-1029 Empirical likelihood method for intermediate quantiles***by*Li, Zhouping & Gong, Yun & Peng, Liang**1030-1038 Parameter estimation for fractional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes***by*Hu, Yaozhong & Nualart, David**1039-1042 Chebyshev's inequality for Hilbert-space-valued random elements***by*Prakasa Rao, B.L.S.

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 9-10

**747-751 A limit theorem for random sums modulo 1***by*Szewczak, Zbigniew S.**752-755 Characterization of distributions through failure rate and mean residual life functions***by*Nanda, Asok K.**756-763 Strong laws of large numbers for random fields in martingale type p Banach spaces***by*Dung, Le Van & Tien, Nguyen Duy**764-770 On the behavior of the log Laplace transform of series of weighted non-negative random variables at infinity***by*Rozovsky, Leonid**771-778 Limit theorems for projections of random walk on a hypersphere***by*Skipper, Max**779-783 An extension of cusp estimation problem in ergodic diffusion processes***by*Fujii, Takayuki**784-791 Tail dependence for two skew t distributions***by*Fung, Thomas & Seneta, Eugene**792-796 A new proof that the product of three or more exponential random variables is moment-indeterminate***by*Ostrovska, Sofiya & Stoyanov, Jordan**797-806 On generalized mean residual life of record values***by*Kundu, Chanchal & Nanda, Asok K.**807-815 The Kullback information criterion for mixture regression models***by*Hafidi, Bezza & Mkhadri, Abdallah**816-824 A clustering-based discretization for supervised learning***by*Gupta, Ankit & Mehrotra, Kishan G. & Mohan, Chilukuri**825-833 Comparison of length-intensity estimators for segment processes***by*Pawlas, Zbynek & Honzl, Ondrej**834-839 On system reliability in stress-strength setup***by*EryIlmaz, Serkan**840-847 Polar sets for anisotropic Gaussian random fields***by*Söhl, Jakob**848-859 Some properties of the residual lifetime of progressively Type-II right censored order statistics***by*Hashemi, Marzieh & Tavangar, Mahdi & Asadi, Majid**860-863 On the equivalence of limit distributions of a sum and of a maximum sum of independent random variables***by*Sreehari, M.**864-873 On L[infinity] convergence of Neumann series approximation in missing data problems***by*Chen, Hua Yun**874-885 On the conditional and unconditional distributions of the number of success runs on a circle with applications***by*Inoue, Kiyoshi & Aki, Sigeo**886-891 A quantile based test for comparing cumulative incidence functions of competing risks models***by*Sankaran, P.G. & Unnikrishnan Nair, N. & Sreedevi, E.P.**892-898 Asymptotic skewness in Birnbaum-Saunders nonlinear regression models***by*Lemonte, Artur J. & Cordeiro, Gauss M.**899-902 On the Kolmogorov-Feller law for exchangeable random variables***by*Stoica, George & Li, Deli**903-909 On the existence of solutions to BSDEs with generalized uniformly continuous generators***by*Tian, Dejian & Jiang, Long & Davison, Matt**910-910 Corrigendum to: "On matricial measures of dependence in vector ARCH models with applications to diagnostic checking" [Statist. Probab. Lett. 68 (2004) 149-160]***by*Duchesne, Pierre

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 7-8

**527-533 A note on assessing agreement for frailty models***by*Guo, Ying & Manatunga, Amita K.**534-539 Distribution of extremal order statistics from large subsets of concomitants***by*Wang, Ke & Nagaraja, H.N.**540-547 Local adaptive smoothing in kernel regression estimation***by*Zheng, Qi & Kulasekera, K.B. & Gallagher, Colin**548-557 A note on the performance of the gamma kernel estimators at the boundary***by*Zhang, Shunpu**558-565 Asymptotics for increments of stopped renewal processes***by*Gut, Allan & Steinebach, Josef**566-572 Continuity in the Hurst parameter of the law of the Wiener integral with respect to the fractional Brownian motion***by*Jolis, Maria & Viles, Noèlia**573-580 On the structure of generalized threshold arch processes***by*Gonçalves, E. & Mendes-Lopes, N.**581-586 Strong Gaussian approximations of product-limit and quantile processes for truncated data under strong mixing***by*Ghalibaf, M. Bolbolian & Fakoor, V. & Azarnoosh, H.A.**587-591 Some maximal inequalities for quadratic forms of negative superadditive dependence random variables***by*Eghbal, N. & Amini, M. & Bozorgnia, A.**592-596 Further comments on the representation problem for stationary processes***by*Laurent, Stéphane**597-607 A generalized penalty function in the Sparre-Andersen risk model with two-sided jumps***by*Zhang, Zhimin & Yang, Hu**608-611 On the non-equilibrium density of geometric mean reversion***by*Yang, Zhaojun & Ewald, Christian-Oliver**612-620 An asymptotic expansion for the tail of compound sums of Burr distributed random variables***by*Kortschak, Dominik & Albrecher, Hansjörg**621-630 Doubly robust semiparametric estimation for the missing censoring indicator model***by*Subramanian, Sundarraman & Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar**631-638 A note on the geometric ergodicity of a nonlinear AR-ARCH model***by*Meitz, Mika & Saikkonen, Pentti**639-647 The AU algorithm for estimating equations in the presence of missing data***by*Zhao, Huixiu & Ma, Wen-Qing & Guo, Jianhua**648-653 Minimum-norm estimation for a bi-exponential survival model***by*Nov, Yuval & Davidov, Ori**654-661 On reversed hazard rate in general mixture models***by*Li, Xiaohu & Da, Gaofeng & Zhao, Peng**662-669 Ruin probability in a one-sided linear model with constant interest rate***by*Peng, Jiangyan & Huang, Jin**670-677 Compatibility of conditionally specified models***by*Chen, Hua Yun**678-682 Logarithmic estimates for nonsymmetric martingale transforms***by*Ose[combining cedilla]kowski, Adam**683-689 Dominated concentration***by*Maurer, Andreas**690-696 A note on the doubly reflected backward stochastic differential equations driven by a Lévy process***by*Fan, Xiliang & Ren, Yong & Zhu, Dongjin**697-705 Using differential equations to obtain joint moments of first-passage times of increasing Lévy processes***by*Veillette, Mark & Taqqu, Murad S.**706-710 Generalized incomplete Trojan-type designs***by*Jaggi, Seema & Varghese, Cini & Varghese, Eldho & Sharma, V.K.**711-717 Ordered properties on the residual life and inactivity time of (n-k+1)-out-of-n systems under double monitoring***by*Zhang, Zhengcheng & Yang, Yonghong**718-725 Second-order asymptotic expressions for the covariance matrix of maximum likelihood estimators in dispersion models***by*Rocha, Andréa V. & Simas, Alexandre B. & Cordeiro, Gauss M.**726-732 Robust inference strategy in the presence of measurement error***by*Ahmed, S. Ejaz & Hussein, Abdulkadir & Nkurunziza, Sévérien**733-738 Coverage probabilities of simultaneous confidence bands and regions for log-location-scale distributions***by*Hong, Yili & Escobar, Luis A. & Meeker, William Q.**739-746 Comparing extreme models when the sign of the extreme value index is known***by*Li, Deyuan & Peng, Liang

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 5-6

**263-269 A note on the path to extinction of critical Markov branching processes***by*Wu, Xiaowei & Kimmel, Marek**270-276 Uniform convergence of empirical characteristic functions in a complex domain with applications to option pricing***by*Binkowski, Karol & Kozek, Andrzej**277-284 On the first passage problem for correlated Brownian motion***by*Metzler, Adam**285-292 Complete moment convergence of moving average processes under [phi]-mixing assumptions***by*Zhou, Xingcai**293-295 A simple characterization of Student's t3 distribution***by*Akhundov, I. & Nevzorov, V.B.**296-308 On the collision local time of sub-fractional Brownian motions***by*Yan, Litan & Shen, Guangjun**309-317 On numbers of observations near randomly indexed order statistics***by*Dembinska, Anna**318-323 Strong uniform consistency of kernel density estimators under a censored dependent model***by*Fakoor, V.**324-332 Successive approximation of neutral functional stochastic differential equations with jumps***by*Boufoussi, Brahim & Hajji, Salah**333-342 Evaluations of the mean residual lifetime of an m-out-of-n system***by*Raqab, Mohammad Z.**343-347 The discovery of mean square error consistency of a ridge estimator***by*Luo, June**348-356 A weak limit theorem for generalized multifractional Brownian motion***by*Dai, Hongshuai & Li, Yuqiang**357-360 The Pickands representation of survival Marshall-Olkin copulas***by*Mai, Jan-Frederik & Scherer, Matthias**361-365 A note on the cross-covariance operator and on congruence relations for Hilbert space valued stochastic processes***by*King, David**366-375 On a multi-threshold compound Poisson process perturbed by diffusion***by*Mitric, Ilie-Radu & Sendova, Kristina P. & Tsai, Cary Chi-Liang**376-380 Consistency of multivariate log-concave density estimators***by*Schuhmacher, Dominic & Dümbgen, Lutz**381-385 On the optimal amount of experimentation in sequential decision problems***by*Rosenberg, Dinah & Solan, Eilon & Vieille, Nicolas**386-389 A queuing system with time varying rates***by*Flick, Allen & Liao, Ming**390-402 Distribution-free tests for no effect of treatment in heteroscedastic functional data under both weak and long range dependence***by*Wang, Haiyan & Higgins, James & Blasi, Dale**403-412 Shape-restricted inference for Lorenz curves using duality theory***by*Dentcheva, Darinka & Penev, Spiridon**413-420 Some remarks on Lp dispersion orderings***by*López-Díaz, Miguel**421-426 Quasi-martingales with a linearly ordered index set***by*Cassese, Gianluca**427-436 On the classical risk model with credit and debit interests under absolute ruin***by*Wang, Chunwei & Yin, Chuancun & Li, Erqiang**437-444 Detecting finiteness in the right endpoint of light-tailed distributions***by*Neves, Cláudia & Pereira, António**445-451 Order statistics and linear combination of order statistics arising from a bivariate selection normal distribution***by*Jamalizadeh, A. & Balakrishnan, N. & Salehi, Mehdi**452-461 Exponential inequalities and inverse moment for NOD sequence***by*Wang, Xuejun & Hu, Shuhe & Yang, Wenzhi & Ling, Nengxiang**462-472 The closure of the convolution equivalent distribution class under convolution roots with applications to random sums***by*Yu, Changjun & Wang, Yuebao & Yang, Yang**473-479 On the relationships between copulas of order statistics and marginal distributions***by*Navarro, Jorge & Spizzichino, Fabio**480-488 On the association of sum- and max-stable processes***by*Wang, Yizao & Stoev, Stilian A.**489-496 Remarks on the SLLN for linear random fields***by*Banys, Povilas & Davydov, Youri & Paulauskas, Vygantas**497-504 Empirical likelihood based inference for semiparametric varying coefficient partially linear models with error-prone linear covariates***by*Huang, Zhensheng & Zhou, Zhangong & Jiang, Rong & Qian, Weimin & Zhang, Riquan**505-512 Sanov's theorem in the Wasserstein distance: A necessary and sufficient condition***by*Wang, Ran & Wang, Xinyu & Wu, Liming**513-518 Sufficient conditions for stochastic equality of two distributions under some partial orders***by*Prakasa Rao, B.L.S. & Singh, Harshinder**519-526 Dynkin's formula under the G-expectation***by*Chen, Xiaoyan

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 3-4

**143-154 Asymptotics for ruin probability of some negatively dependent risk models with a constant interest rate and dominatedly-varying-tailed claims***by*Yang, Yang & Wang, Yuebao**155-160 Sharpened versions of a Kolmogorov's inequality***by*Antonov, Sergei N. & Kruglov, Victor M.**161-168 Semiparametric estimation of survival function when data are subject to dependent censoring and left truncation***by*Shen, Pao-sheng**169-176 Moderate deviations for deconvolution kernel density estimators with ordinary smooth measurement errors***by*Song, Weixing**177-185 An optimal response-adaptive design with dual constraints***by*Biswas, Atanu & Bhattacharya, Rahul**186-190 A note on adiabatic theorem for Markov chains***by*Kovchegov, Yevgeniy**191-195 Generalized Peng's g-expectations and related properties***by*Hu, Feng & Chen, Zengjing**196-205 Numbers of near-maxima for the bivariate case***by*Bairamov, I. & Stepanov, A.**206-214 Hypothesis testing for two discrete populations based on the Hellinger distance***by*Basu, A. & Mandal, A. & Pardo, L.**215-220 Shrinkage minimax estimation and positive-part rule for a mean matrix in an elliptically contoured distribution***by*Tsukuma, Hisayuki**221-227 No-information secretary problems with cardinal payoffs and Poisson arrivals***by*Ferenstein, Elzbieta Z. & Krasnosielska, Anna**228-235 On the asymptotic behavior of general projection-pursuit estimators under the common principal components model***by*Boente, Graciela & Molina, Julieta & Sued, Mariela**236-241 Consistent density deconvolution under partially known error distribution***by*Schwarz, Maik & Van Bellegem, Sébastien**242-247 Simulating the Dickman distribution***by*Devroye, Luc & Fawzi, Omar**248-253 Generalized continuous isotonic regression***by*Groeneboom, Piet & Jongbloed, Geurt**254-261 Least squares approximation with a diverging number of parameters***by*Leng, Chenlei & Li, Bo

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 2

**77-81 A sharp minimax lower bound for the nonparametric estimation of Sobolev densities of order***by*Efromovich, Sam**82-88 Stigler's approach to recovering the distribution of first significant digits in natural data sets***by*Lee, Joanne & Cho, Wendy K. Tam & Judge, George G.**89-95 A generalized regression model for a binary response***by*Kateri, Maria & Agresti, Alan**96-103 Centered and non-centered principal component analyses in the frequency domain***by*Boudou, A. & Cabral, E.N. & Romain, Y.**104-110 Occupation times and Bessel densities***by*Kovchegov, Yevgeniy & Meredith, Nick & Nir, Eyal**111-121 Empirical likelihood for semiparametric varying coefficient partially linear models with longitudinal data***by*Yang, Hu & Li, Tingting**122-127 Minimum distance parameter estimation for Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes driven by Lévy process***by*Diop, Aliou & Yode, Armel Fabrice**128-133 Marcus-Talpaz simultaneous lower confidence bounds for contrasts between treatment and control means***by*Nashimoto, Kane & Wright, F.T.**134-142 On asymptotic distribution of maxima of stationary sequences subject to random failure or censoring***by*Robert, C.Y.

### 2010, Volume 80, Issue 1

**1-8 Tests for normality in classes of skew-t alternatives***by*Carota, Cinzia**9-18 A method for obtaining Laplace transforms of order statistics of Erlang random variables***by*Hlynka, M. & Brill, P.H. & Horn, W.**19-25 Some applications of indicator function in two-level factorial designs***by*Ou, Zujun & Qin, Hong**26-33 Explosive volatilities for threshold-GARCH processes generated by asymmetric innovations***by*Hwang, S.Y. & Baek, J.S. & Park, J.A. & Choi, M.S.**34-41 Large deviations in testing Jacobi model***by*Zhao, Shoujiang & Gao, Fuqing**42-49 Sensitivity analysis for averaged asset price dynamics with gamma processes***by*Kawai, Reiichiro & Takeuchi, Atsushi**50-56 Impulsive-integral inequality and exponential stability for stochastic partial differential equations with delays***by*Chen, Huabin**57-62 A note on the existence of the posteriors for one-way random effect probit models***by*Lin, Xiaoyan & Sun, Dongchu**63-68 A fast and simple algorithm for finding the modes of a multinomial distribution***by*White, W.T.J. & Hendy, M.D.**69-75 Testing independence of two autocorrelated binary time series***by*Chou, Cheng & Chu, Chia-Shang J.

### 2009, Volume 79, Issue 24

**2443-2450 A note on testing regime switching assumption based on recurrence times***by*Sen, Rituparna & Hsieh, Fushing**2451-2455 A characterization of the arcsine distribution***by*Schmidt, Karl Michael & Zhigljavsky, Anatoly**2456-2461 Surveys with negative questions for sensitive items***by*Esponda, Fernando & Guerrero, Victor M.**2462-2468 Observation-driven generalized state space models for categorical time series***by*Zhen, X. & Basawa, I.V.**2469-2475 Nested classes of C-semi-selfdecomposable distributions***by*Rajba, Teresa**2476-2483 Asymptotic theory for explosive random coefficient autoregressive models and inconsistency of a unit root test against a stochastic unit root process***by*Nagakura, Daisuke**2484-2492 On parameter estimation for switching diffusion process***by*Gassem, Anis**2493-2500 A generalization of the exponential-Poisson distribution***by*Barreto-Souza, Wagner & Cribari-Neto, Francisco