Document Type : Full Length Article
Department of Mathematics, LMNO, University of Caen, France
Department of Statistics,Mathematics and Insurance, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Marquette University, USA
Department of Applied Statistics and Insurance, Faculty of Commerce, Damietta University, Damietta, Egypt
A new continuous distribution called Lindley-Lindley distribution is defined and studied. Relevant mathematical properties are derived. We present three characterizations of the new distribution based on the truncated moments of certain functions of the random variable; the hazard function and in terms of the conditional expectation of a
function of the random variable. Some new bivariate type distributions using Farlie Gumbel Morgenstern copula, modified Farlie Gumbel Morgenstern copula and Clayton copula are introduced. The main justification of this paper is to show how different frequentist estimators of the new model perform for different sample sizes and different parameter
values and to provide a guideline for choosing the best estimation method for the parameters of the proposed model. The unknown parameters of the new distribution are estimated using the maximum likelihood, ordinary least squares, Cramer-Von-Mises, weighted least squares and Bayesian methods. The obtained estimators are compared using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations and observed that Bayesian estimators are generally more efficient than the other estimators.