Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

A modified family of power transformation, called the Dual Power Transformation, is proposed, which overcomes the truncation problem of the Box-Cox power transformation. The new transformation possesses properties similar to those of the Box-Cox power transformation. It generates a rich family of distributions that is seen to be very useful in modeling and analysis of economic durations and medical/engineering event-times. Further, it gives rise to transformed (regression) models such that all the standard asymptotic results of the maximum likelihood theory apply. Empirical results presented are more favorable to the new transformation than to the Box-Cox power transformation in terms of model fit.

Discipline

Economics

Research Areas

Econometrics

Volume

12-2002

Publisher

Singapore Management University School of Economics and Social Sciences

City or Country

Singapore

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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