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On the Moments of Ratios of Quadratic Forms in Normal Random Variables


Yong Bao


Purdue University

Raymond Kan


University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

November 26, 2012


Abstract:     
In this paper, we present both integral and infinite series expressions of mixed moments of two quadratic forms in normal random variables. We also present efficient numerical methods for computing the mixed moments under each approach.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: Moments, Ratio of Quadratic Forms, Multivariate Normal Distribution

JEL Classification: C10, C63

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Date posted: February 8, 2012 ; Last revised: March 18, 2013

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Bao, Yong and Kan, Raymond, On the Moments of Ratios of Quadratic Forms in Normal Random Variables (November 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2001129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2001129

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Yong Bao
Purdue University ( email )
Department of Economics
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States
Raymond Kan (Contact Author)
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management ( email )
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6
Canada
416-978-4291 (Phone)
416-971-3048 (Fax)
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