Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123447
Authors: 
Kleiber, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WWZ Discussion Paper 2013/08
Abstract: 
The Benini distribution is a lognormal-like distribution generalizing the Pareto distribution. Like the Pareto and the lognormal distributions it was originally proposed for modeling economic size distributions, notably the size distribution of personal income. This paper explores a probabilistic property of the Benini distribution, showing that it is not determined by the sequence of its moments although all the moments are finite. It also provides explicit examples of distributions possessing the same set of moments. Related distributions are briefly explored.
Subjects: 
Benini distribution
characterization of distributions
income distribution
moment problem
statistical distributions
Stieltjes class
JEL: 
C46
C02
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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