Asymptotic Comparison of Method of Moments Estimators and Maximum Likelihood Estimators of Parameters in Zero-Inflated Poisson Model

G. Nanjundan, T. Raveendra Naika
2012 Applied Mathematics  
This paper discusses the estimation of parameters in the zero-inflated Poisson (ZIP) model by the method of moments. The method of moments estimators (MMEs) are analytically compared with the maximum likelihood estimators (MLEs). The results of a modest simulation study are presented. Prof. Naik Nimbalkar for providing research facility. The authors appreciate Prof. K. Suresh Chandra for useful suggestions in the presentation of the results. The authors record their deep sense of gratitude to
more » ... e referee for valuable suggestions which improved the content of the paper.
doi:10.4236/am.2012.36095 fatcat:j3brqswylrf5xom533q3jbrvbq