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Incentive regulation has become an important regulatory tool in the telecommunications industry in the United States. The issue explored here is whether incentive regulation has resulted in an increase in productive efficiency. After providing an overview of the nature of incentive regulation, a...
In this paper, a comparison of methods of approximating probabilities of death over fractions of a year is given. Previous and new methods in actuarial science and demography are considered. As the measure of distance the Kolmogorov statistic and L2 are taken. The analysis was carried out using...
The on‐line quality monitoring procedure for attributes proposed by Taguchi, Elsayed and Hsiang for processes in which the fraction defective shifts from 0 at some point are examined under the assumption of diagnosis errors. The renewal reward (economic) approach of Nayebpour and Woodall is used...
The paper presents new characterizations of the integer‐valued moving average model. For four model variants, we give moments and probability generating functions. Yule–Walker and conditional least‐squares estimators are obtained and studied by Monte Carlo simulation. A new generalized method of...
This paper provides new results for the range inter‐events process of a birth–death random walk. Motivations for determining and using the inter‐range event distribution have two sources. First, the analytical results we obtain are simpler than the range process and make it easier, therefore, to...
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