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### 2016, Volume 74, Issue 1

**1-10 Remembering Corrado Gini***by*Italo Scardovi**11-20 A new interpretation of the Gini correlation***by*Tomson Ogwang**21-36 Alternative approaches to conditional specification of bivariate distributions***by*Barry C. Arnold & Ramesh C. Gupta**37-59 Record values from NH distribution and associated inference***by*S. M. T. K. MirMostafaee & A. Asgharzadeh & A. Fallah**61-74 Bayesian parameter learning with an application***by*Ali Karimnezhad & Fahimeh Moradi**75-97 Nonparametric relative regression for associated random variables***by*Wardia Mechab & Ali Laksaci**99-115 Treatment of ‘don’t know’ responses in a mixture model for rating data***by*Marica Manisera & Paola Zuccolotto**117-138 A hierarchical generalised Bayesian SEM to assess quality of democracy in Europe***by*Lara Fontanella & Annalina Sarra & Simone Di Zio & Pasquale Valentini**139-139 Erratum to: Optimal unbiased estimation of some population central moments***by*Mariano Ruiz Espejo & Miguel Delgado Pineda & Saralees Nadarajah

### 2015, Volume 73, Issue 3

**299-301 Remembering Carlo Benedetti***by*Giovanni Giorgi**303-315 The modified Weibull geometric distribution***by*Min Wang & Ibrahim Elbatal**317-333 Marshall-Olkin generalized exponential distribution***by*Miroslav Ristić & Debasis Kundu**335-357 Lindley–Exponential distribution: properties and applications***by*Deepesh Bhati & Mohd. Malik & H. Vaman**359-376 Recent results in ridge regression methods***by*M. Alkhamisi & I. MacNeill**377-395 Inference in semi-parametric spline mixed models for longitudinal data***by*Sanjoy Sinha & Abdus Sattar**397-417 A Bayesian approach for sensitivity analysis of incomplete multivariate longitudinal data with potential nonrandom dropout***by*Samaneh Mahabadi & Mojtaba Ganjali**419-420 Review of the book: ‘The Statistical Mechanics of Interacting Walks, Polygons, Animals and Vescicles’ by Janse van Rensburg***by*Enzo Orsingher

### 2015, Volume 73, Issue 2

**151-154 Latent variable models for the analysis of socio-economic data***by*Marco Alfó & Francesco Bartolucci**155-176 A new Bayesian approach for determining the number of components in a finite mixture***by*Murray Aitkin & Duy Vu & Brian Francis**177-199 Choosing the number of clusters in a finite mixture model using an exact integrated completed likelihood criterion***by*Marco Bertoletti & Nial Friel & Riccardo Rastelli**201-216 Power series mixtures and the ratio plot with applications to zero-truncated count distribution modelling***by*Dankmar Böhning**217-228 A modified weighted pairwise likelihood estimator for a class of random effects models***by*K. Florios & I. Moustaki & D. Rizopoulos & V. Vasdekis**229-247 Linear quantile regression models for longitudinal experiments: an overview***by*Maria Marino & Alessio Farcomeni**249-262 Long-term developments of respondent financial product portfolios in the EU: a multilevel latent class analysis***by*Leonard Paas & Tammo Bijmolt & Jeroen Vermunt**263-276 Latent class modeling of markers of day-specific fertility***by*Francesca Bassi & Bruno Scarpa**277-297 Modelling escalation in crime seriousness: a latent variable approach***by*Brian Francis & Jiayi Liu

### 2015, Volume 73, Issue 1

**1-24 On Corrado Gini’s 1932 paper “Intorno alle curve di concentrazione”. A selection of translated excerpts***by*Giovanni Giorgi & Stefania Gubbiotti**25-30 On Zenga and Bonferroni curves***by*Barry Arnold**31-43 Gini’s mean difference offers a response to Leamer’s critique***by*Shlomo Yitzhaki**45-55 Statistics and genetics between Italy and Britain in the 20th century: an interview with A. W. F. Edwards***by*Luigi Palla**57-72 Testing for equality of ordered eigenvectors of two multivariate normal populations***by*Dariush Najarzadeh & Mojtaba Khazaei & Mojtaba Ganjali**73-98 Inference for performance measures for financial assets***by*Lucio Capitani & Leo Pasquazzi**99-118 Simultaneous confidence intervals for comparing several exponential location parameters with a control***by*Parminder Singh & Anju Goyal & Amar Gill**119-134 Characterizations using past entropy measures***by*G. Asha & C. Rejeesh**135-148 On bilinear hazard quantile functions***by*P. Sankaran & Bijamma Thomas & N. Midhu**149-150 Michael J. Pyrcz, Clayton V. Deutsch: Geostatistical reservoir modeling***by*Giovanna Jona Lasinio

### 2014, Volume 72, Issue 3

**247-267 Bayesian estimation of the limiting availability in the presence of right-censored data***by*Sebastián Román & José Romeo & Victor Salinas-Torres**269-282 Further results involving percentile inactivity time order and its inference***by*Mervat Mahdy**283-306 Non-parametric confidence intervals for covariance and correlation***by*Christopher Withers & Saralees Nadarajah**307-315 Inferences on inliers in Rayleigh distribution***by*Kunnummal Muralidharan**317-330 The extended skew Gaussian process for regression***by*M. Alodat & M. AL-Rawwash**331-349 Modelling lifetimes with bivariate Schur-constant equilibrium distributions from renewal theory***by*N. Nair & P. Sankaran**351-365 Record ranked set sampling scheme***by*Mahdi Salehi & Jafar Ahmadi**367-368 Latent Markov Models for longitudinal data***by*Antonello Maruotti

### 2014, Volume 72, Issue 2

**123-124 Advances in Statistical Inference: Bayesian and likelihood interplay***by*Fulvio Santis & Laura Ventura**125-132 Two Bayesian/frequentist challenges for categorical data analyses***by*Alan Agresti**133-151 Bayesian-frequentist sample size determination: a game of two priors***by*Pierpaolo Brutti & Fulvio Santis & Stefania Gubbiotti**153-167 A Quasi likelihood approximation of posterior distributions for likelihood-intractable complex models***by*Stefano Cabras & María Castellanos & Erlis Ruli**169-183 Theory and applications of proper scoring rules***by*Alexander Dawid & Monica Musio**185-199 Integrated likelihood inference in semiparametric regression models***by*H. He & T. Severini**201-215 Empirical Bayes methods in classical and Bayesian inference***by*Sonia Petrone & Stefano Rizzelli & Judith Rousseau & Catia Scricciolo**217-229 Negotiating multicollinearity with spike-and-slab priors***by*Veronika Ročková & Edward George**231-245 Approximate Bayesian computation with modified log-likelihood ratios***by*Laura Ventura & Nancy Reid

### 2014, Volume 72, Issue 1

**1-3 A couple of good reasons to translate papers of the Italian statistical tradition***by*Giovanni Giorgi**5-16 On the relationships between variability indices (Note I)***by*Gaetano Pietra**17-23 A characterization of linear satisfaction measures***by*Donata Marasini & Piero Quatto**25-44 Robust prediction and extrapolation designs for nonlinear regression with imprecision***by*Xiaojian Xu & Arnold Chen**45-64 Goodness-of-fit testing for the Gompertz growth curve model***by*Bratati Chakraborty & Sabyasachi Bhattacharya & Ayanendranath Basu & Subhadip Bandyopadhyay & Amit Bhattacharjee**65-76 Generalized exponential records: existence of maximum likelihood estimates and its comparison with transforming based estimates***by*Mohammad Raqab & Khalaf Sultan**77-95 Robust Bayesian analysis of Weibull failure model***by*Anoop Chaturvedi & Manaswini Pati & Sanjeev Tomer**97-122 On some properties of Kies distribution***by*C. Satheesh Kumar & S. Dharmaja

### 2013, Volume 71, Issue 3

**197-199 Fuzzy Statistical Analysis: methods and applications***by*Pierpaolo D’Urso & María Gil**201-206 Strong law of large numbers with respect to a fuzzy probability measure***by*Dan Ralescu**207-216 Fuzzy Bayesian inference***by*Reinhard Viertl & Owat Sunanta**217-243 Noise fuzzy clustering of time series by autoregressive metric***by*Pierpaolo D’Urso & Livia Giovanni & Riccardo Massari & Dario Lallo**245-259 Fuzzy representations of real-valued random variables: applications to exploratory and inferential studies***by*A. Blanco-Fernández & A. Ramos-Guajardo & A. Colubi**261-278 Fuzzy post-retirement financial concepts: an exploratory study***by*Arnold Shapiro**279-306 Weighted Least Squares and Least Median Squares estimation for the fuzzy linear regression analysis***by*Pierpaolo D’Urso & Riccardo Massari**307-322 Bertoluzza et al.’s metric as a basis for analyzing fuzzy data***by*María Casals & Norberto Corral & María Gil & María López & María Lubiano & Manuel Montenegro & Gloria Naval & Antonia Salas

### 2013, Volume 71, Issue 2

**97-104 The relationship between the absolute deviation from a quantile and Gini’s mean difference***by*Shlomo Yitzhaki & Peter Lambert**105-122 Estimating the Lorenz curve and Gini index with right censored data: a Polya tree approach***by*Chiara Gigliarano & Pietro Muliere**123-138 On approximating the distribution of quadratic forms in uniform and beta order statistics***by*Serge Provost & A. Mohsenipour**139-156 On polychoric and polyserial partial correlation coefficients: a Bayesian approach***by*Hikaru Hasegawa**157-173 Robust designs for multivariate logistic regression***by*Sanjoy Sinha**175-188 Variance residual life function based on double truncation***by*M. Khorashadizadeh & A. Roknabadi & G. Borzadaran**189-195 Back to the future: some considerations on Shlomo Yitzhaki and Edna Schechtman’s book “The Gini Methodology: A Primer on a Statistical Methodology”***by*Giovanni Giorgi

### 2013, Volume 71, Issue 1

**1-1 Editorial***by*Giovanni Giorgi**3-8 A new randomized response device for sensitive characteristics: an application of the negative hypergeometic distribution***by*Sarjinder Singh & Stephen Sedory**9-19 On some aspects of intervened generalized Hermite distribution***by*C. Kumar & D. Shibu**21-32 Novel symmetry tests in regression models based on Gini mean difference***by*Hend Auda**33-38 Fisher information, sufficiency, and ancillarity: some clarifications***by*Nitis Mukhopadhyay & Swarnali Banerjee**39-62 Optimal unbiased estimation of some population central moments***by*Mariano Ruiz Espejo & Miguel Delgado Pineda & Saralees Nadarajah**63-79 A new method for generating families of continuous distributions***by*Ayman Alzaatreh & Carl Lee & Felix Famoye**81-95 Robust Bayesian monitoring of sequential trials***by*P. Brutti & F. Santis & S. Gubbiotti

### 2012, Volume 70, Issue 2

**109-120 Optimum simple step-stress plans using reliability estimate***by*Mohammed Al-Haj Ebrahem**121-131 On quantile reversed residual lifetime and its aging properties***by*Mervat Mahdy & Ramadan Mahdy**133-144 GREG estimation and probabilistic editing***by*Maiki Ilves**145-164 On uses of mean absolute deviation: decomposition, skewness and correlation coefficients***by*Elsayed Amir**165-172 Aggregation and marginalization of GARCH processes: some further results***by*Giacomo Sbrana**173-191 Characterization of distributions by properties of truncated Gini index and mean difference***by*N. Nair & P. Sankaran & B. Vineshkumar**193-206 A class of nonparametric tests for testing homogeneity of variances against ordered alternatives based on subsample extrema***by*Kalpana Mahajan & Sangeeta Arora & Anil Gaur**207-217 Mixtures and limits of symmetric random integer partitions***by*Mauro Gasparini**219-221 Acknowledgments to the Referees of 2012***by*Pier Conti

### 2012, Volume 70, Issue 1

**1-25 Bayesian and non-Bayesian inferences of the Burr-XII distribution for progressive first-failure censored data***by*Ahmed Soliman & N. Abou-elheggag & A. Abd ellah & A. Modhesh**27-40 On adjusted method of moments estimators on uniform distribution samples***by*Ahmad Soltani & Kamel Abdollahnezhad**41-57 Bayes pre-test estimation for the change point of the changing one parameter exponential family***by*Ashok Bansal & Priyanka Aggarwa**59-69 Simultaneous estimation following subset selection of binomial populations***by*Riyadh Al-mosawi**71-88 On the computation of some properties of testing homogeneity of multivariate normal mean vectors against an order Restriction***by*Abouzar Bazyari**89-107 Statistical inference based on the top scores***by*Mostata Razmkhah & Jafar Ahmadi