AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD BASED ON SPACINGS
In the statistics literature, asymptotic properties of the Maximum Product of Spacings estimator are derived from first principles. We propose an alternative derivation based on the comparison between its objective function and that of the Maximum Likelihood estimator. a
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a We thank the co-editor Paolo Paruolo for his patience and an anonymous referee for providing references to the statistics literature.