# Questions tagged [pareto-distribution]

The Pareto distribution is a power distribution which was initially invented to describe the distribution of income but has found application in many other areas.

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### GPD and GEV Fitting: Maximum Likelihood vs. Least Squares

I am trying to build a model based on real world data which involves fitting generalized extreme value distributions and generalized Pareto distributions. Most literature immediately turns to the ...
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### Connection between forms for Generalized Pareto Distribution

On Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_distribution#Pareto_types_I–IV) one can find the relation between the different types of Pareto Distribution and the Generalized Pareto Distribution (...
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### Existence of Moments for Linear Regression With Pareto Error

Suppose I have the following model linear regression model: $y = \beta_0 + x_1i\beta_1 + x_2i\beta_2 + e_i$ with $e_i \sim Pareto(k,\alpha)$ Now if $1< \alpha < 2$, I would suppose that the ...
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### R: Getting Wrong Profile Likelihood Confidence Interval Estimates

I am trying to estimate the profile likelihood confidence interval (CI) of the parameters ($\xi$, $\sigma$) of the Generalized Pareto Distribution (GPD). However, the lower estimate (left CI) of $\xi$ ...
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### Number of ten millionaires in a country [closed]

Given that I know the number of billionaires B and millionaires M in a society and that wealth is distributed in as a Pareto, how do I figure out the number of people with more than 10 million dollars?...
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### Extending the 80/20 rule

I have seen comments on the web that because the 80/20 rule is fractal, it applies to the sub groups. In other words, if the top 20% of causes drive 80% of outcomes, then the top 4% of causes must ...
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### Chebyshev's inequality for Pareto distribution (3 sigma rule)

According to the Chebyshev's inequality, if we take any distribution, we get >88.8889% of data in +-3 sigma interval. For a normal distribution it is 99.97%. How to calculate the interval for a ...
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### Neyman-Pearson Lemma for Pareto Distribution [duplicate]

I have the following problem. Let $X_1, ..., X_n$ represent a random sample taken from a population with CDF given by $$F(x;\beta) = 1 - \frac{\beta}{x}, ~~ x \geq \beta > 0.$$ Based on the this ...
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### Method of moments and MLE estimates for Lomax (Pareto Type 2)

I have this dataset, on which I am supposed to fit Lomax distribution with MM and MLE. Lomax pdf is: $$f(x|\alpha, \lambda) = \frac{\alpha\lambda^\alpha}{\left(\lambda+x\right)^{\alpha+1}}$$ For MM, ...
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### Understanding Hypothesis tests for a Pareto distribution

I'm writing an essay that's looking at the presence of the Pareto Principle in data. Unfortunately, as a consequence of interest, I've picked a topic that involves statistical analysis well above what ...
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### MLE of truncated Pareto distribution

I am trying to apply truncated Pareto distribution to a dataset, but I am not able to find a close form MLE for the shape parameter alpha. Could anyone help me with this: how to estimate the shape ...
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### Is there a named distribution with the property $P(X>10^k) = p^k$?

If I'm doing my math correctly, the exponential distribution has the property $P(X >k) = p ^ k$ (with $p$ conventionally written as $e ^ {-\lambda}$). I'm wondering if there is a different ...
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### Fitting Pareto distribution to data example in SciPy

In docs.scipy.org there's code to sample data from a Pareto distribution and then fit a curve on top of the sampled data. I could understand most of the code snippet except the term ...
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### Determining shape parameter for Generalized Pareto Distribution Scipy

I have a set of values to which I want to fit a Generalized Pareto Distribution. Scipy provides functions for doing so: https://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy-0.14.0/reference/generated/scipy.stats....
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### Obtaining cdf from pdf when pdf is defined on limited region/support

This is a very simple question, but I want to make sure I am doing it correctly. I have the pdf from a Pareto distribution: $$f(x) = 160 x^{-6}, \ \ 2 \leq x < \infty$$ and want to obtain the ...
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### What are the gamma-Pareto convolutions and how have they been used?

The Pareto distributions, i.e., density functions (pdf), are types I through IV and the type II variant; the Lomax distribution. This makes for a number of possible gamma-Pareto convolutions (GPC; ...
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### Finding Quantiles and Sampling from a Mixture of Distributions

I am trying to replicate a result in this paper, specifically I am trying to implement the mixture distribution on page 9 of the document. The authors describe a hazard function:  h(x):=h_{1}(x) \...
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### Compare return levels of fitted GPD using MLE in different R packages

This question is related to this post: Different quantiles of a fitted GPD in different R packages? I want to constraint "potvalues" data to be in a period of 6 years, this is, 16 observations per ...
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### Error while fitting Pareto type 2 distribution

I am trying to fit a pareto type 2 distribution using the following code: ...
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### Why Pareto distribution has pointy head? How its symmetrical version looks like?

I want to use Pareto distribution for the stock price probability distribution. They say (B. Mandelbrot and N. Taleb Mild vs Wild Randomness) it represents the price changes, especially the tail ...
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### Robust sum of non-independent random variables

What approach could be used to sum non-independent variables? I have probability distributions of stock prices and want to calculate the probability distribution of the portfolio price (sum of some ...
I have a few data points (12) that look like a pareto distribution. When I try to find the MLE parameters in R, (using How do I fit a set of data to a Pareto distribution in R?), the parameter $\alpha$...