On Shifted Weibull-Pareto Distribution

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Ghosh, Indranil (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: The Lomax distribution, known as Pareto (type II) distribution, is a heavy tail probability distribution used extensively in business, economics and in actuarial modeling. The Weibull-Pareto distribution defined by Alzaatreh et al. (2013a) has shown high bias and standard error for the ML estimates when the parameter c >> 1. In this paper we use the Lomax distribution to construct the Weibull-Lomax distribution. It is observed that the Weibull-Lomax distribution performs significantly better in terms of the ML estimations. Some structural properties of the Weibull-Lomax distribution are discussed.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Lomax distribution, Weibull-Lomax distribution, T-X family of distributions

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