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### 2011, Volume 20, Issue 1

**65-82 Robust variable selection with application to quality of life research***by*Andreas Alfons & Wolfgang Baaske & Peter Filzmoser & Wolfgang Mader & Roland Wieser**83-100 A joint-modeling approach to assess the impact of biomarker variability on the risk of developing clinical outcome***by*Feng Gao & J. Miller & Chengjie Xiong & Julia Beiser & Mae Gordon**101-121 Modeling individual migraine severity with autoregressive ordered probit models***by*Claudia Czado & Anette Heyn & Gernot Müller

### 2010, Volume 19, Issue 4

**463-476 A note on the asymptotic behaviour of empirical likelihood statistics***by*Gianfranco Adimari & Annamaria Guolo**477-495 A bivariate regression model for matched paired survival data: local influence and residual analysis***by*Gladys Barriga & Francisco Louzada-Neto & Edwin Ortega & Vicente Cancho**497-515 Influence functions of the Spearman and Kendall correlation measures***by*Christophe Croux & Catherine Dehon**517-528 Fréchet differentiability in statistical inference for time series***by*Tadeusz Bednarski**529-540 On the extension of sliced average variance estimation to multivariate regression***by*Jae Yoo & Keunbaik Lee & Seongho Wu**541-565 A nonparametric symmetry test for absolutely continuous bivariate copulas***by*Arturo Erdely & José González-Barrios**567-585 Assessing repeatability and reproducibility using hierarchical modeling: a case-study of distortion product otoacoustic emissions***by*Alessandra Brazzale & Paolo Galloni & Marta Parazzini & Carmela Marino & Paolo Ravazzani**587-607 A fuzzy logic approach to poverty analysis based on the Gini and Bonferroni inequality indices***by*Paolo Giordani & Giovanni Giorgi

### 2010, Volume 19, Issue 3

**307-318 Double linear diagonals-parameter symmetry and decomposition of double symmetry for square tables***by*Kouji Tahata & Sadao Tomizawa**319-331 Test for randomness of the technology parameter in a stochastic frontier regression model***by*T. Ramanathan & Chanchala Ghadge**333-354 Infinitesimally Robust estimation in general smoothly parametrized models***by*Matthias Kohl & Peter Ruckdeschel & Helmut Rieder**355-378 Threshold selection in jump-discriminant filter for discretely observed jump processes***by*Yasutaka Shimizu**379-397 Influence diagnostics in the tobit censored response model***by*Michelli Barros & Manuel Galea & Manuel González & Víctor Leiva**399-430 Fractionally integrated time varying GARCH model***by*Adnen Ben Nasr & Mohamed Boutahar & Abdelwahed Trabelsi**431-444 A multiple imputation approach to deal with the unity measure error***by*Marco Di Zio & Ugo Guarnera**445-462 Modeling road traffic crashes with zero-inflation and site-specific random effects***by*Helai Huang & Hong Chin

### 2010, Volume 19, Issue 2

**151-151 Editorial***by*Francesco Battaglia**153-170 Adaptive nonparametric tests for the two-sample scale problem under symmetry***by*Uttam Bandyopadhyay & Dhiman Dutta**171-192 Polynomials for classification trees and applications***by*Ian Dinwoodie**193-215 Behaviour of skewness, kurtosis and normality tests in long memory data***by*Mohamed Boutahar**217-236 Consequences of effect size heterogeneity for meta-analysis: a Monte Carlo study***by*Mark Koetse & Raymond Florax & Henri Groot**237-253 The fragility of the KPSS stationarity test***by*Nunzio Cappuccio & Diego Lubian**255-276 A geostatistical approach to define guidelines for radon prone area identification***by*Riccardo Borgoni & Piero Quatto & Giorgio Somà & Daniela Bartolo**277-286 Group sequential tests under fractional Brownian motion in monitoring clinical trials***by*Dejian Lai**287-305 Evaluating the impact of a grouping variable on Job Satisfaction drivers***by*Paola Zuccolotto

### 2010, Volume 19, Issue 1

**1-30 Yule–Walker type estimators in periodic bilinear models: strong consistency and asymptotic normality***by*Abdelouahab Bibi & Abdelhakim Aknouche**31-46 Partial and ecological correlation: a common three-term covariance decomposition***by*Renato Guseo**47-62 Misspecification tests for periodic long memory GARCH models***by*Massimiliano Caporin & Francesco Lisi**63-77 Large deviations for estimators of some threshold parameters***by*Claudio Macci**79-106 Nonparametric likelihood inference for general autoregressive models***by*Francesco Bravo**107-125 The importance of intentions in the mechanism of reproductive behaviour formation***by*Silvia Meggiolaro**127-139 On using Bayesian networks for complexity reduction in decision trees***by*Adriana Brogini & Debora Slanzi**141-150 Penalized models to estimate customer survival***by*Silvia Figini

### 2009, Volume 18, Issue 4

**453-464 On some properties of equilibrium distributions of order n***by*N. Nair & M. Preeth**465-481 A bivariate F distribution with marginals on arbitrary numerator and denominator degrees of freedom, and related bivariate beta and t distributions***by*A. El-Bassiouny & M. Jones**483-505 Empirical likelihood intervals for the population mean and quantiles based on balanced ranked set samples***by*Ayman Baklizi**507-519 Modelling time series of counts with overdispersion***by*Christian Weiß**521-542 Analyzing the dynamic system model with discrete failure time distribution***by*Bhupendra Singh & K. Sharma & Anuj Kumar**543-553 Testing structural breaks versus long memory with the Box–Pierce statistics: a Monte Carlo study***by*Luisa Bisaglia & Margherita Gerolimetto**555-583 On the use of non-linear transformations in Stochastic Volatility models***by*Georgios Tsiotas**585-601 Bayesian spatial models with repeated measurements: with application to the herbaceous data analysis***by*Xiaoqian Sun & Zhuoqiong He & Jing Zhang & John Kabrick

### 2009, Volume 18, Issue 3

**305-331 The generalized log-gamma mixture model with covariates: local influence and residual analysis***by*Edwin Ortega & Fernanda Rizzato & Clarice Demétrio**333-358 Mixed-spectra analysis for stationary random fields***by*Mustapha Rachdi & Rachid Sabre**359-374 Comparing several exponential populations with more than one control***by*Parminder Singh & Asheber Abebe**375-388 A new nonparametric bivariate test for two sample location problem***by*Sunil Mathur**389-418 Protection of privacy in efficient application of randomized response techniques***by*Arijit Chaudhuri & Tasos Christofides & Amitava Saha**419-443 Evolution and decomposition of income inequality in Italy, 1991–2004***by*Claudio Quintano & Rosalia Castellano & Andrea Regoli**445-451 The Italian Labour Force Survey to estimate fertility***by*Valeria Bordone & Francesco Billari & Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

### 2009, Volume 18, Issue 2

**151-152 Editorial 2009***by*Francesco Battaglia**153-168 Testing for linearity in Markov switching models: a bootstrap approach***by*Silvestro Di Sanzo**169-191 Tests for cointegration rank and choice of the alternative***by*Giuseppe Cavaliere & Luca Fanelli & Paolo Paruolo**193-204 An improved statistical test for historical linguistics***by*Cinzia Mortarino**205-220 Some developments on the log-Dagum distribution***by*Filippo Domma & Pier Perri**221-236 Some new results on univariate and multivariate permutation tests for ordinal categorical variables under restricted alternatives***by*Rosa Arboretti Giancristofaro & Stefano Bonnini**237-255 Modelling individual fertility levels in Malawian women: a spatial semiparametric regression model***by*Lawrence Kazembe**257-273 Estimating and using propensity score in presence of missing background data: an application to assess the impact of childbearing on wellbeing***by*Alessandra Mattei**275-291 A spatial analysis on Italian unemployment differences***by*Maria Cracolici & Miranda Cuffaro & Peter Nijkamp**293-304 Statistical models for e-learning data***by*Silvia Figini & Paolo Giudici

### 2009, Volume 18, Issue 1

**1-11 Bounds for how much influence an observation can have***by*Ingram Olkin & Adi Raveh**13-33 Adaptive two-treatment two-period crossover design for binary treatment responses incorporating carry-over effects***by*Uttam Bandyopadhyay & Atanu Biswas & Shirsendu Mukherjee**35-47 Empirical Bayes spatial prediction using a Monte Carlo EM algorithm***by*Majid Khaledi & Firoozeh Rivaz**49-61 On the clustering term in ecological analysis: how do different prior specifications affect results?***by*Dolores Catelan & Annibale Biggeri & Corrado Lagazio**63-66 Letter to the Editor***by*Eloísa Díaz-Francés & José Montoya**67-86 Regime switching: Italian financial markets over a century***by*Margherita Velucchi**87-107 An online estimation scheme for a Hull–White model with HMM-driven parameters***by*Christina Erlwein & Rogemar Mamon**109-123 Handling the effect of non-response in graphical models for longitudinal data***by*Riccardo Borgoni & Peter Smith & Ann Berrington**125-149 The effects of the new 1995 ESA methodologies of estimation on the structural analysis of Italian consumption***by*Vittorio Nicolardi

### 2008, Volume 17, Issue 4

**413-433 Influence diagnostics for polyhazard models in the presence of covariates***by*Juliana Fachini & Edwin Ortega & Francisco Louzada-Neto**435-453 Modelling two way contingency tables with recursive logits and odds ratios***by*Manuela Cazzaro & Roberto Colombi**455-469 Quantity quantiles linear regression***by*Paolo Radaelli & Michele Zenga**471-482 Performance of adaptive estimators in slowly varying parameter models***by*Carlo Grillenzoni**483-497 Odds ratio for a single 2 × 2 table with correlated binomials for two margins***by*Jing-Shiang Hwang & Atanu Biswas**499-518 On the use of area-wide models in the Euro-zone***by*Giacomo Sbrana**519-539 Population constraints on pooled surveys in demographic hazard modeling***by*Michael Rendall & Ryan Admiraal & Alessandra DeRose & Paola DiGiulio & Mark Handcock & Filomena Racioppi

### 2008, Volume 17, Issue 3

**275-289 Optimal design for the Bradley–Terry paired comparison model***by*Ulrike Graßhoff & Rainer Schwabe**291-308 Cellular automata and Riccati equation models for diffusion of innovations***by*Renato Guseo & Mariangela Guidolin**309-320 Subject-specific odds ratios in binomial GLMMs with continuous response***by*Mariangela Sciandra & Vito Muggeo & Gianfranco Lovison**321-334 A note on Bayesian nonparametric regression function estimation***by*Catia Scricciolo**335-350 Hierarchical random effect models for coastal erosion of cliffs in the Holderness coast***by*Claudia Furlan**351-372 A cautionary case study of approaches to the treatment of missing data***by*Christopher Paul & William Mason & Daniel McCaffrey & Sarah Fox**373-391 A test for fractional cointegration using the sieve bootstrap***by*Margherita Gerolimetto & Isabella Procidano**393-411 M-quantile models with application to poverty mapping***by*Nikos Tzavidis & Nicola Salvati & Monica Pratesi & Ray Chambers

### 2008, Volume 17, Issue 1

**1-2 Editorial 2008***by*Francesco Battaglia**3-12 Testing normality in the presence of outliers***by*Daniele Coin**13-40 The cost of not knowing the radius***by*Helmut Rieder & Matthias Kohl & Peter Ruckdeschel**41-71 Fast and robust bootstrap***by*Matías Salibián-Barrera & Stefan Aelst & Gert Willems**73-83 Chain graph models: topological sorting of meta-arrows and efficient construction of $${\mathcal{B}}$$ -essential graphs***by*Luca Rocca & Alberto Roverato**85-112 Local analysis of economic disparities in Italy: a spatial statistics approach***by*Eleonora Patacchini**113-141 Small area estimation: the EBLUP estimator based on spatially correlated random area effects***by*Monica Pratesi & Nicola Salvati

### 2007, Volume 16, Issue 3

**289-308 A test of concordance based on Gini’s mean difference***by*Claudio Borroni & Michele Zenga**309-319 Multi-phase sampling under cost constraints***by*Giancarlo Diana & Chiara Tommasi & Paolo Preo**321-346 A numerical study for comparing two response-adaptive designs for continuous treatment effects***by*Anna Paganoni & Piercesare Secchi**347-356 Quadratic estimators of covariance components in a multivariate mixed linear model***by*Gabriela Beganu**357-379 Tests of multinormality based on location vectors and scatter matrices***by*Annaliisa Kankainen & Sara Taskinen & Hannu Oja**381-393 A multilevel multinomial logit model for the analysis of graduates’ skills***by*Leonardo Grilli & Carla Rampichini**395-410 Multi-step forecasts from threshold ARMA models using asymmetric loss functions***by*Marcella Niglio

### 2007, Volume 16, Issue 2

**173-192 Principal components of sample estimates: an approach through symbolic data analysis***by*Paola Zuccolotto**193-228 A comparison of various methods for multivariate regression with highly collinear variables***by*Henk Kiers & Age Smilde**229-243 Nonconglomerative coherent conditional probabilities in statistical inference***by*Giulianella Coletti & Romano Scozzafava**245-261 On testing homogeneity of variances for nonnormal models using entropy***by*Arjun Gupta & Solomon Harrar & Leandro Pardo**263-278 Two-step PLS regression for L-structured data: an application in the cosmetic industry***by*Vincenzo Vinzi & Christiane Guinot & Silvia Squillacciotti**279-287 Latent class factor models for market segmentation: an application to pharmaceuticals***by*Francesca Bassi

### 2007, Volume 16, Issue 1

**1-3 Editor’s Report: 2006***by*Maurizio Vichi**5-5 Editorial***by*F. Battaglia**7-26 Bounds for the Bayes Error in Classification: A Bayesian Approach Using Discriminant Analysis***by*T. Pham-Gia & N. Turkkan & A. Bekker**27-37 A Side Sensitive Group Runs Control Chart for Detecting Shifts in the Process Mean***by*M. Gadre & R. Rattihalli**39-49 A Bayesian Approach to Model Interdependent Event Histories by Graphical Models***by*Emanuela Dreassi & Anna Gottard**51-67 Robustness of Parameter Estimation Procedures in Multilevel Models When Random Effects are MEP Distributed***by*Nadia Solaro & Pier Ferrari**69-83 A compound beta distribution with applications in finance***by*Saralees Nadarajah & Arjun Gupta**85-115 Statistical regularity of firm size distribution: the Pareto IV and truncated Yule for Italian SCI manufacturing***by*L. Crosato & P. Ganugi**117-139 Bootstrap inference in local polynomial regression of time series***by*Maria Parrella & Cosimo Vitale**141-168 Quick estimation of tourist nights spent in Italy***by*Roberto Gismondi**169-169 An automatic classification and robust segmentation procedure of spatial objects***by*Fabio Crosilla & Domenico Visintini & Francesco Sepic**171-172 A survey of robust statistics***by*Stephan Morgenthaler

### 2007, Volume 15, Issue 3

**267-269 Special issue on robust multivariate analysis and classification***by*Marco Riani & Andrea Cerioli & Bruno Chiandotto**271-293 A survey of robust statistics***by*Stephan Morgenthaler**295-327 Influence functions of two families of robust estimators under proportional scatter matrices***by*Graciela Boente & Frank Critchley & Liliana Orellana**329-341 An automatic classification and robust segmentation procedure of spatial objects***by*Fabio Crosilla & Domenico Visintini & Francesco Sepic**343-354 On the impact of contaminations in graphical Gaussian models***by*Anna Gottard & Simona Pacillo**355-379 A weighted spatial median for clustered data***by*Jaakko Nevalainen & Denis Larocque & Hannu Oja**381-393 An L1-type estimator of multivariate location and shape***by*Ella Roelant & Stefan Aelst**395-407 Robust selection of variables in linear discriminant analysis***by*Valentin Todorov

### 2006, Volume 15, Issue 2

**139-149 A Mixed Model-assisted Regression Estimator that Uses Variables Employed at the Design Stage***by*Giorgio Montanari & M. Ranalli**151-158 A note on the ratio of normal and Laplace random variables***by*Saralees Nadarajah & Samuel Kotz**159-176 A New Family of BAN Estimators for Polytomous Logistic Regression Models based on ϕ- Divergence Measures***by*A. Gupta & D. Kasturiratna & T. Nguyen & L. Pardo**177-190 Maximum Likelihood Inference for Log-linear Models Subject to Constraints of Double Monotone Dependence***by*Manuela Cazzaro & Roberto Colombi**191-208 Neurocognitive Effects in Welders Exposed to Aluminium: An Application of the NPC Test and NPC Ranking Methods***by*Stefano Bonnini & Livio Corain & Fortunato Munaò & Luigi Salmaso**209-227 An empirical investigation into the effect of childbearing on economic wellbeing in Europe***by*Arnstein Aassve & Stefano Mazzuco & Letizia Mencarini**229-242 A methodological approach to the comparison of municipal balance-sheet figures***by*Andrea Guizzardi**243-265 The new strategy for the concise presentation of sampling errors in the Italian Structural Business Statistics Survey***by*Piero Falorsi & Salvatore Filiberti & Antonio Pavone

### 2006, Volume 15, Issue 1

**1-2 Editor’s Report – 2005***by*Maurizio Vichi**3-26 On Multicollinearity and Concurvity in Some Nonlinear Multivariate Models***by*Isabella Morlini**27-36 Bounded Estimation in the Presence of Nuisance Parameters***by*Luca Greco & Laura Ventura**37-42 Some Faults of the Bayes Factor in Nonparametric Model Selection***by*Cinzia Carota**43-73 More Powerful Control of the False Discovery Rate Under Dependence***by*Alessio Farcomeni**75-88 Testing for Generalized Lorenz Dominance***by*Sangeeta Arora & Kanchan Jain**89-106 Determinants of Contraceptive Use in Egypt: A Multilevel Approach***by*Caterina Giusti & Daniele Vignoli**107-127 Combining Information from Several Groups in Estimating Characteristics of Immigrant People***by*Donata Marasini & Sonia Migliorati**129-137 Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Input Demand Models with Fixed Costs of Adjustment***by*Francesca Iorio & Stefano Fachin

### 2000, Volume 9, Issue 1

**1-22 Implementing point-symmetry models for square contingency tables having ordered categories in SAS***by*H. Lawal**23-37 Multivariate co-inertia analysis for qualitative data by partial least squares***by*L. D’Ambra & R. Lombardo & P. Amenta**39-51 Competing risk problems with no independence assumed: Does it make a difference?***by*Clelia Serio**53-83 Dissimilarity measures for time trajectories***by*Pierpaolo D’Urso**85-96 Split and strip-plot configurations of two-level fractional factorials: A review***by*Renato Guseo**97-105 Generalized cost and gain functions in lot-by-lot sampling inspection***by*Alberto Iacobini**107-126 Non-symmetric correspondence analysis and biplot representation: Comparing differences in market share distribution***by*Rosaria Lombardo & Pieter Kroonenberg & Luigi D’Ambra**127-137 Circular dependence in a multiresponse mixed model under a split-plot design***by*Cinzia Mortarino & Renato Guseo**139-158 Comparing parametric models for reliability data via residual analysis***by*Alessandra Nardi**159-182 Resampling configurations of points through coding schemes***by*Andrea Pallini**183-198 Fitting a fuzzy consensus partition to a set of partitions to analyze the modern economic growth across countries***by*M. Pittau & Maurizio Vichi**199-218 Comparisons of rank-based methods and normal theory methods for unbalanced one-way repeated measures data***by*M. Rashid**219-243 Sample size determination for inferences on the odds ratio***by*Valeria Sambucini

### 1999, Volume 8, Issue 1

**1-23 Approximate asymptotic Bahadur efficiency of independence tests with random sample size***by*L. Beghin & Y. Nikitin**25-47 A new approach to stock price modelling and the efficiency of the Italian stock exchange***by*Attilio Gardini & Giuseppe Cavaliere & Michele Costa**49-60 Monte Carlo methods for nonparametric survival model determination***by*Maura Mezzetti & Paolo Giudici**61-73 Optimal design of air quality networks detecting warning and alert conditions***by*Daniela Romano & Mario Cirillo & Renato Coppi & Pierpaolo D’Urso**75-82 Strong consistency of conditional least squares estimators in multiple regime threshold autoregressive models***by*Gabriella Schoier**83-100 Probability matching priors: a review***by*Catia Scricciolo

### 1998, Volume 7, Issue 3

**221-232 Generating functions for exactp-values of odds ratios in logistic regression***by*I. Dinwoodie**233-242 A proportional hazard model with time-dependent parameters and covariates***by*Ana Porras & Julia Leal & Esteban Álvarez**243-255 Bayesian analysis of autoregressive time series with change points***by*Maria Barbieri & Caterina Conigliani**257-266 A diagnostic for autocorrelation of the disturbances in regression models***by*Cinzia Carota**267-283 Edge effect in disease mapping***by*Emanuela Dreassi & Annibale Biggeri**285-295 Bootstrap prediction intervals for autoregressive models fitted to non-autoregressive processes***by*Matteo Grigoletto**297-306 Tests of integration in circular autoregressive models***by*Paolo Paruolo

### 1998, Volume 7, Issue 2

**111-127 An alternative proof of Granger’s Representation Theorem forI(1) systems through Jordan matrices***by*Fragiskos Archontakis**129-157 On the coefficient of multiple determination in a linear regression model***by*Nabendu Pal & Wooi Lim**159-170 On selecting the best of two normal populations using a loss function***by*Paul Laan & Constance Eeden**171-183 Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for probabilistic network model determination***by*Paolo Giudici**185-196 On estimating the variance of the systematic sample mean***by*Giorgio Montanari & Francesco Bartolucci**197-208 A genetic algorithm for graphical model selection***by*Irene Poli & Alberto Roverato**209-220 An MCMC algorithm for bayesian analysis of Hierarchical Partition Models***by*Stefano Sampietro & Piero Veronese

### 1998, Volume 7, Issue 1

**1-13 Some results on the scalar Skew-normal distribution***by*Monica Chiogna**15-26 On expectations associated with maximum likelihood estimation in the Weibull distribution***by*A. Watkins**27-55 Stochastic adaptive selection of weights in the simulated tempering algorithm***by*Alessandro Ramponi**57-75 Orthogonal plans of resolution IV and V***by*Stratis Kounias & Luigi Salmaso**77-91 A variance stabilizing transformation for the Gini concentration ratio***by*Emma Sarno**93-109 Small area estimation at provincial level in the Italian labour force survey***by*Piero Falorsi & Stefano Falorsi & Aldo Russo

### 1997, Volume 6, Issue 3

**201-211 Identification of latent class Markov models with multiple indicators and correlated measurement errors***by*Francesca Bassi**213-231 An asymptotic test for a geometric process against a lattice distribution with monotone hazard***by*Pier Conti**233-243 A notion of coherent revision for arbitrary random quantities***by*L. Crisma & P. Gigante & P. Millossovich**245-255 Identifiability conditions for Generalised STARMA models***by*Giuseppina Guagnano & Silvia Terzi**257-272 Interval estimation of the intraclass correlation coefficient based on Bartlett’s score procedure***by*S. Paul**273-284 Mean square error matrix properties of Bayes estimation for incorrect prior information under misspecification***by*Sabine Tamaschke & Götz Trenkler & Laisheng Wei

### 1997, Volume 6, Issue 2

**97-130 Wavelets in statistics: A review***by*A. Antoniadis**131-138 Comments on «Wavelets in statistics: A review» by A. Antoniadis***by*Jianqing Fan**139-141 Comments on «Wavelets in statistics: A review» by A. Antoniadis***by*Pier Conti & Giovanna Lasinio**143-144 Rejoinder***by*A. Antoniadis**145-159 Preventing the Dirac disaster: Wavelet based density estimation***by*Marina Vannucci & Brani Vidakovic**161-176 Semiparametric estimation of a functional of the drift coefficient of a dynamical system with small noise***by*Stefano Iacus**177-199 Parameter estimation in differential equations, using random time transformations***by*Bruno Bassan & Ruth Marcus & Isaac Meilijson & Hovav Talpaz

### 1997, Volume 6, Issue 1

**1-21 Competing risks model with random censoring on the leff***by*Abdurahim Abdushukuro**23-35 Hypothesis testing when the information matrix is singular***by*Marco Barnabani**37-58 Optimized adaptive prediction***by*Carlo Grillenzoni**59-65 Characterizations of some continuous distributions***by*A. Gupta & T. Nguyen & Y. Wang**67-81 Estimating odds-ratio: Homogeneity constraints***by*A. Gupta & A. Ehsanes Saleh**83-92 Stochastic modelling of consumer’s diminishing return***by*Ramalingam Shanmugam