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A Predictive Model Evaluation and Selection Approach - The Correlated Gamma Ratio Distribution

Xekalaki, Evdokia and Panaretos, John and Psarakis, Stelios (2003): A Predictive Model Evaluation and Selection Approach - The Correlated Gamma Ratio Distribution. Published in: STOCHASTIC MUSINGS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE PIONEERS OF THE LATE 20TH CENTURY, J. Panaretos, ed., Laurence Erlbaum, Publisher, USA (2003): pp. 188-202.

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Abstract

In this paper, an evaluation method is suggested for selecting one of two competing models based on certain predictive ability ratings. The main focus is on the case of linear models that are not necessarily nested. In the context of such models, the test procedure is based on a sample statistic whose distribution is shown to arise as the distribution of the ratio of two correlated gamma variables termed as the Correlated Gamma Ration Distribution. Percentage points of this distribution are obtained. The procedure is illustrated on real data.

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