A new class of multivariate skew distributions with applications to Bayesian regression models


Sahu, S.K., Dey, D.K. and Branco, M.D. (2003) A new class of multivariate skew distributions with applications to Bayesian regression models Canadian Journal of Statistics, 31, (2), pp. 129-150. (doi:10.2307/3316064).

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This article develops a new class of distributions by introducing skewness in the multivariate elliptically symmetric distributions. The class is obtained by using transformation and conditioning. The class contains many standard families including the multivariate skew normal and t distributions. Analytical forms of the densities are obtained and distributional properties are studied. These developments are followed by practical examples in Bayesian regression models. Results on the existence of the posterior distributions and moments under improper priors for the regression coefficients are obtained. The methods are illustrated using practical examples.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.2307/3316064
ISSNs: 0319-5724 (print)
Keywords: Bayesian Inference, elliptical distributions, heavy tailed error distribution, gibbs sampler, markov chain Monte Carlo, Multivariate skewness
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Organisations: Statistics
ePrint ID: 30176
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2003Published
Date Deposited: 11 May 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:19
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/30176

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