A Correction for an Underdispersed Event Count Probability Distribution

Political Analysis, pp. 215-228, 1995

8 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2008

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Rainer Winkelmann

University of Zurich - Statistics and Empirical Economic Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Curtis S. Signorino

University of Rochester - Department of Political Science

Gary King

Harvard University

Abstract

We demonstrate that the expected value and variance commonly given for a well-known probability distribution are incorrect. We also provide corrected versions and report changes in a computer program to account for the known practical uses of this distribution.

Suggested Citation

Winkelmann, Rainer and Signorino, Curtis S. and King, Gary, A Correction for an Underdispersed Event Count Probability Distribution. Political Analysis, pp. 215-228, 1995 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1084128

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