Giancarlo Manzi

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SUMMARY: Combining information from multiple surveys can improve the quality of small area estimates. Customary approaches, such as the multiple-frame and statistical matching methods, require individual level data, whereas in practice often only multiple aggregate estimates are available. Commercial surveys usually produce such estimates without clear(More)
Finite mixtures of probability distributions may be successfully used in the modeling of probability distributions of incomes. These distributions are typically heavy tailed and positively skewed. This article deals with the problem of determining the number of components in mixture modeling. This paper considers the likelihood of ratio-based testing of the(More)
The research question addressed by this paper is a simple one: are European consumers happy with the services provided by the utilities after two decades of reforms? We focus on electricity, gas, water, telephone in the EU 15 Member States. The variables we analyse are consumers’ satisfaction with accessibility, price, and quality, as reported in three(More)
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