Liu-type Negative Binomial Regression: A Comparison of Recent Estimators and Applications Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper introduces a new biased estimator for the negative binomial regression model that is a generalization of Liu-type estimator proposed for the linear model in [12]. Since the variance of the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) is inflated when there is multicollinearity between the explanatory variables, a new biased estimator is proposed to solve the problem and decrease the variance of MLE in order to make stable inferences. Moreover, we obtain some theoretical comparisons between the new estimator and some others via matrix mean squared error (MMSE) criterion. Furthermore, a Monte Carlo simulation study is designed to evaluate performances of the estimators in the sense of mean squared error. Finally, a real data application is used to illustrate the benefits of new estimator.