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This is often an excerpt from the 4-volume dictionary of economics, a reference publication which goals to outline the topic of economics at the present time. 1300 topic entries within the entire paintings hide the wide topics of monetary concept. This extract concentrates on time sequence and facts.

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Example 2: Binomial Trials. Assume that 0, 0:::;; 0:::;; 1, is the probability of 'success' on a given trial and that n independent trials yield r successes and n - r failures. The likelihood function is given by G) £1(1 - o)n- •. Further assume that prior information regarding O's possible value is well represented by a beta pdf with parameters a and b, that is p( 0 Ia, b) = 1IB(a, b) with 0:::;; 0:::;; 1, a, b > 0 and where 8"-1(1- ot- B(a, b) = L 8"-1(1- W- 1 dO, the beta function. 7) 39 Time series and statistics which is in the beta form with parameters a' = r + a and b' = n - r + b.

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To illustrate the use of Bayes' Theorem in estimation, several simple, important problems will be analysed. Example 1: Normal mean with normal prior. Assume that the observations Yi' i = 1, 2, ... , n have been independently drawn from a normal distribution with unknown mean function is e, - 00 < e< 00, and known variance, (J2 = (J~. The likelihood where n y= I i;;: 1 Ydn is the sample mean and n I i= 1 (Yi - e)2 = n I i= 1 (Yi - y)2 + n( e - y)2 has been employed. e. p(Olm, v) = (2nv)-1/2 exp{ - (0 - m)2 12v}.

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