A review of goodness of fit tests for Pareto distributions

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  • Authors:
  • J. Chu
  • O. Dickin
  • S. Nadarajah


Pareto distributions are the most popular models in economics and finance. Hence, it is essential to have a wide spectrum of tools for checking their goodness of fit to a given data set. This paper provides the first review of known goodness of fit tests for Pareto distributions. Over twenty tests are reviewed. Their powers are compared by simulation.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-41
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Early online date19 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019