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Advances in Theoretical and Applied Statistics

Torelli, Nicola, Pesarin, Fortunato, Bar-Hen, Avner (Eds.)

2013, XIX, 532 p. 78 illus., 41 illus. in color.

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  • Presents significant and innovative contributions on statistical methodology
  • All contributions selected after a thorough double blind review process
  • Covers a broad range of topics
This volume includes contributions selected after a double blind review process and presented as a preliminary version at the 45th Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society. The papers provide significant and innovative original contributions and cover a broad range of topics including: statistical theory; methods for time series and spatial data; statistical modeling and data analysis; survey methodology and official statistics; analysis of social, demographic and health data; and economic statistics and econometrics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Data analysis - Demographic and social data - Statistical modelling - Statistical theory - Survey methodology

Related subjects » Business, Economics & Finance - Life Sciences, Medicine & Health - Physical & Information Science - Social Sciences & Law - Statistical Theory and Methods

Table of contents 

Part I Statistical Theory: Default Priors Based on Pseudo-likelihoods for the Poisson-GPD Model (Stefano Cabras).- Robustness, Dispersion and Local Functions in Data Depth (Mario Romanazzi and Claudio Agostinelli).-  New Distribution-free Plotting Position Through an Approximation to the Beta Median (Pasquale Erto and Antonio Lepore).- On Gaussian Compound Poisson Type Limiting Likelihood Ratio Process (Sergueï Dachian and Ilia Negri).- Archetypal Symbolic Objects (M.R. D’Esposito, F. Palumbo, G. Ragozini).- Lorenz Zonoids and Dependence Measures: A Proposal (Emanuela Raffinetti, Paolo Giudici).- Algebraic Generation of Orthogonal Fractional Factorial Designs (Roberto Fontana and Giovanni Pistone).- Part II Methods for Time Series, Spatial and Functional Data: A Functional Spatio-Temporal Model for Geometric Shape Analysis (Lara Fontanella, Luigi Ippoliti and Pasquale Valentini).- Vector Threshold Moving Average Models: Model Specification and Invertibility (Marcella Niglio, Cosimo Damiano Vitale).- A Regionalization Method for Spatial Functional Data Based on Variogram Models: An Application on Environmental Data (Elvira Romano, Antonio Balzanella, and Rosanna Verde).- Spectral Decomposition of the AR Metric (Maria Iannario and Domenico Piccolo).- Nonlinear Nonstationary Model Building by Genetic Algorithms (Francesco Battaglia and Mattheos K. Protopapas).- Using the Autodependogram in Model Diagnostic Checking (Luca Bagnato and Antonio Punzo).- Part III Statistical Modelling and Data Analysis: Refined Estimation of a Light Tail: an Application to Environmental Data (M. Ivette Gomes, Lígia Henriques-Rodrigues and Frederico Caeiro).- Model-based Classification of Clustered Binary Data with Non Ignorable Missing Values (Francesco Lagona).- A Model for Correlated Paired Comparison Data (Manuela Cattelan and Cristiano Varin).- Closed Skew Normal Stochastic Frontier Models for Panel Data (Roberto Colombi).- How far can Man go? (Isabel Fraga Alves, Laurens de Haan and Cláudia Neves).- Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data: Challenges and Future Directions (Dimitris Rizopoulos).- A Class of Linear Regression Models for Imprecise Random Elements (Renato Coppi, Maria Brigida Ferraro and Paolo Giordani).- A Model-based Dimension Reduction Approach to Classification of Gene Expression Data (Luca Scrucca and Avner Bar-Hen).- Exploiting Multivariate Outcomes in Bayesian Inference for Causal Effects With Noncompliance (Alessandra Mattei, Fabrizia Mealli and Barbara Pacini).- Fuzzy Composite Indicators: An Application for Measuring Customer Satisfaction (Sergio Zani, Maria Adele Milioli, Isabella Morlini).- Part IV Survey Methodology and Official Statistics: Symmetric Association Measures in Effect-control Sampling (Riccardo Borgoni, Piero Quatto and Donata Marasini).- Spatial Misalignment Models for Small Area Estimation: A Simulation Study (Matilde Trevisani and Alan Gelfand).- Scrambled Response Models Based on Auxiliary Variables (Giancarlo Diana and Pier Francesco Perri).- Using Auxiliary Information and Nonparametric Methods in Weighting Adjustments (Emilia Rocco).- Open Source Integer Linear Programming Solvers for Error Localization in Numerical Data (Gianpiero Bianchi, Renato Bruni, Alessandra Reale).- Integrating Business Surveys: Guidelines and Principles Based on the Belgian Experience (Maria Caterina Bramati).- Part V Social Statistics and Demography: A Measure of Poverty Based on the Rasch Model (Maria Cristiana Martini and Cristiano Vanin).- Chronic Poverty in European Mediterranean Countries (Daria Mendola and Annalisa Busetta).- Do Union Formation and Childbearing Improve Subjective Well-being? An application of Propensity Score Matching to a Bulgarian Banel (Emiliano Sironi and Francesco C. Billari).- Health and Functional Status in Elderly Patients Living in Residential Facilities in Italy (Giulia Cavrini, Claudia Di Priamo, Lorella Sicuro, Alessandra Battisti, Alessandro  Solipaca  and Giovanni de Girolamo).- Dementia in the Elderly:. Health Consequences on Household Members (Egidi V., Salvatore M.A., Gargiulo L., Iannucci L., Sebastiani G., Tinto A.).- Asset Ownership of the Elderly Across Europe: A multilevel Latent Class Analysis to Segment Countries and Households (Omar Paccagnella and Roberta Varriale).- The Longevity Pattern in Emilia Romagna, Italy: A Spatio-temporal Analysis (Giulia Roli, Rossella Miglio, Rosella Rettaroli and Alessandra Samoggia).- Material Deprivation and Incidence of Lung Cancer: A Census Block Analysis (Laura Grisotto, Dolores Catelan and Annibale Biggeri).- Mining Administrative Health Databases for Epidemiological Purposes: A Case Study on Acute Myocardial Infarctions Diagnoses (Francesca Ieva, Anna Maria Paganoni and Piercesare Secchi).- Part VI Economic Statistics and Econometrics: Fractional Integration Models for Italian Electricity Zonal Prices (Angelica Gianfreda and Luigi Grossi).- A Generalized Composite Index Based on the Non-Substitutability of Individual Indicators (Matteo Mazziotta and Adriano Pareto).- Evaluating the Efficiency of the Italian University Educational Processes Through Frontier Production Methods (Luigi Biggeri, Tiziana Laureti, Luca Secondi).- Modeling and Forecasting Realized Range Volatility (Massimiliano Caporin and Gabriel G. Velo).- Clusters and Equivalence Scales (Gustavo De Santis and Mauro Maltagliati).- The Determinants of Income Dynamics (Gustavo De Santis and Giambattista Salinari).- Benchmarking and Movement Preservation: Evidences From Real-life and Simulated Series (Tommaso Di Fonzo and Marco Marini).- Cumulation of Poverty Measures to Meet New Policy Needs (Vijay Verma, Francesca Gagliardi, Caterina Ferretti).- Long Memory in Integrated and Realized Variance (Eduardo Rossi and Paolo Santucci de Magistris).

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