Atti della XLVI Riunione Scientifica (2012)


XLVI Riunione Scientifica
(Roma, 20-22 giugno 2012)

ISBN 978-88-6129-882-8
Editore: CLEUP – Padova

Plenary Session

C. Skinner
Handling measurement error in survey estimation using accuracy indicators

M. Breschi
Intregrating micro e macro data in historical demography

M. Vichi
Research advances and new challenges in Cluster Analysis

Specialized Session

  • Business statistics: data producers and data users

A. Pagano, D. Perrotta, S. Arsenis
Imputation and outlier detection in banking datasets

S. Coleman
Something for nothing?

F. Guelpa, G. Foresti, S. Trenti
Enterprise in a globalised context and public and private statistical setups

  • Predictive Learning

G. Frasso, P. Eilers
An innovative procedure for smoothing parameter selection

M. Aria, V. Cozza
Dynamic Classification Trees for imprecise data

S. Amodio, J. Meulman
Generalized boosted additive models

  • Recent developments in bayesian statistics

C. Carota, M. Filippone, R. Leombruni, S. Polettini
Disclosure risk estimation via nonparametric log-linear models

C. Agostinelli, L. Greco
Weighted likelihood in Bayesian inference

E. Moreno, J. Giron, G. Casella, L. Martinez, F. Vazquez-Polo, M. Martel
On consistency of Bayesian variable selection procedures

  • Time series models for financial volatility

M. Caporin, E. Rossi, P. Santucci De Magistris
Estimating jumps in volatility using realized-range measures

F. Cipollini, G. M. Gallo
On the Extraction of a Common Persistent Component from Several Volatility Indicators

J. V. K. Rombouts, L. Stentoft, F. Violante
The Value of Model Sophistication: DJIA Option Pricing

  • Session organized by the Societe’ Francaise de Statistique

V. Rivoirard
Nonparametric estimation of the division rate of a size-structured population

L. Bel
Conditional simulations for spatial max-stable processes for climate applications

J. M. Poggi
PM10 forecasting using mixture linear regression models

  • Spatial and Spatio-temporal Statistics

P. Delicado, S. Broner
LISA map based on distances for functional data

M.D. Ugarte, T. Goicoa, J. E. Etxeberria, A.F. Militino
Smoothing mortality risks in space and time using flexible models

J. M. Angulo, A. E. Madrid
Geometrical approaches to the analysis of theshold exceedances

  • Recent developments in mixture modeling

A. Maruotti, F. Martella
Clustering Multivariate Longitudinal Data: Hidden Markov of Factor Analyzers

C. Viroli
Model based clustering of multivariate spatio-temporal data: a matrix-variate approach

A. Spagnoli, M. Alfo’
Random coefficient based dropout models: a finite mixture approach

  • Families in Italy: the Quiet Revolution

S. Salvini, G. De Santis G. Fattore
The impact of the three crises on health in Italy: evidence and lack of adequate information systems

T. Sobotka
Economic recession and fertility in the developed world: Past evidence and recent trends

  • New perspectives in constructing and managing social indicators

J.W. Owsinski
On Dividing an Empirical Distribution into Optimal Segments

M. Fattore
Non-aggregative assessment of subjective well-being

S. Tarantola, E. Giachin Ricca
A composite indicator of sustainable well-being: the relative importance of weights in the European Strategy for Sustainable Development

  • Statistics for high-dimensional and functional data

D. Pigoli
Distance – Based Statistics for Covariance Operators in Functional Data Analysis

A. Canale, D.B. Dunson
A Bayesian nonparametric model for count functional data

G. Minas, J.A.D. Aston, T.E. Nichols, N. Stallard
ROI analysis of pharmafMRI data: an adaptive approach for global testing

  • Session organized by the Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatìstica

B. De Sousa, D. Gomes, P.A. Filipe, C. Areias, T. Briz, C. Nunes
STAR modeling of pulmonary tubercolosis delay-time in diagnosis

L. Goncalves, A. Subtil, N. Brites, M.R. De Oliveira, A.M. Alho, J. Meireles, L.M. Madeira De Carvalho, S. Belo
Bayesian Latent Class Models in Veterinary and Human Epidemiology

A.C. Braga, L. Costa, P. Oliveira
ROC Curves in medical decision

  • Monitoring the crisis: official statistics for timely decision making

G. L. Mazzi, F. Moauro, R. Ruggeri Cannata
A statistical overview of the economic situation in the euro area

F. Bacchini et al.
The Italian Statistical Institute Macroeconometric Model – MEMo-It

G. De Blasio, M. Sorcioni
Employment outcomes of short-time work scheme and unemployment insurance program beneficiaries: a longitudinal approach

  • Advances in sampling design and estimation

R. Lehtonen, A. Veijanen
Recent Advances in Estimation of Poverty Indicators for Domains and Small Areas

L. Fattorini
Forest Inventories: Multi-Phase Sampling Strategies for Estimating Forest and Non-Forest Resources Over Large Areas

P. D. Falorsi, P. Righi
A Unified Approach for Defining Optimal Multivariate and Multi-Domains Sampling Designs

  • Recent advances in causal inference

S. Vansteelandt
Dealing with complex problems of confounding in mediation analysis

M. Fort
Unconditional and Conditional Quantile Treatment Effect: Identification Strategies and Interpretations

F. Li, A. Mattei, F. Mealli
Bayesian inference for causal effects in randomized experiments with noncompliance: The role of multivariate outcomes

  • Contemporary methods of robust statistics

G. Frahm
M-Estimation of Shape Matrices under Incomplete and Serially Dependent Data

R. Dyckerhoff
Convergence of Depths and Depth-Trimmed Regions

K. Nordhausen
On Robustifying Some Blind Source Separation Methods for Second Order Nonstationary Data

  • Session organized by the Societe’ Francaise de Statistique

V. Rivoirard
Nonparametric estimation of the division rate of a size-structured population

L. Bel
Conditional simulations for spatial max-stable processes for climate applications

J. M. Poggi
PM10 forecasting using mixture linear regression models

  • Spatial analysis

F. Lagona
A von Mises Markov random field model for the analysis of spatial circular data

L. M. Sangalli, J. O. Ramsay
A novel method for spatial smoothing

L. Azzimonti, M. Domanin, L. M. Sangalli, P. Secchi
PDE penalization for spatial fields smoothing

B. Ettinger, S. Perotto, L.M. Sangalli
Spatial smoothing over non-planar domains

  • Estimation and imputation in surveys

F. Del Greco, C. Pattaro, C. Minelli, P.P. Pramstaller, J. R. Thompson
A multiple imputation procedure of censored values in family-based genetic association studies

S. Jolani, S. Van Buuren, L. E. Frank
Combining the complete-data and nonresponse models for drawing imputations under MAR

M. Scarno’, B. Canolli, S. Muriqi, H. Ferizi
Data imputation processes based on statistical analysis

  • Statistical methods for financial data

A. Amendola, G. Storti
A comparison of different procedures for combining high-dimensional multivariate volatility forecasts

A. F. Pierini, A. Naccarato
A Multivariate VEC-BEKK Model for Portfolio Selection

A.M. Fiori, D. Beltrami
Asymptotic estimation of right and left kurtosis measures, with applications to finance

  • Well-being and poverty

A. Giovagnoli
Social welfare orderings of the Generalized-Lorenz Type: applications of an extended equivalence theorem

I. Santini, A. De Pascale
Social capital and its impact on poverty reduction: measurement issues in logitudinal and cross-country comparisons. The case of UE

S. Terzi
How to integrate macro and micro perspectives: an example on Human Development and Multidimensional Poverty.

C. Ferrara, F. Martella, M. Vichi
Dimension of well being and their statistical measurements

  • Estimation in sample surveys

I. Rocchetti, D. Bohning, M. Alfo’
Regression estimators for capure-recapture frequency data

C. De Vitis, S. Falorsi, F. Inglese, M. Russo
Estimating the Homeless Population through Indirect Sampling and Weight Sharing Method

G. E. Montanari, G. Cicchitelli
On the Design Based Inference for Continuous Spatial Populations

F. Inglese, T. Tuoto
Ensuring comparability over time and between domains by means of complex sample techniques

  • Bayesian inference

B. Liseo, A. Parisi
Bayesian inference for the multivariate skew-normal model: a Population Monte Carlo approach

L. Bisaglia, A. Canale
Bayesian nonparametric predictions for count time series

P. Brutti, F. De Santis, S. Gubbiotti
On a predictive measure of discrepancy between classical and Bayesian estimators

  • Biometrical studies

M. Cannas, E. Sironi
Variation in Obstetric Intervention Rates across Hospitals in Sardinia

F. Ieva, A. M. Paganoni
Depth measures for the study of real and simulated ECG signals

M. Marchi, S. Del Sarto, G. Rossi
A Simple Risk-Adjusted CUSUM chart for monitoring binary health data

C. Furlan, C. Mortarino
Sensitivity analysis on a Cellular Automata model for the diffusion of Pleural Mesothelioma

  • Methods for economic issues

E. Raffinetti
Ordinal Lorenz Regression with Application in Customer Satisfaction Surveys

J. Juriova
Neural Network Approach Applied for Classification in Business and Trade Statistics

M. Klucik
Estimates of Foreign Trade Using Genetic Programming

S. Auci, A. Castelli, D. Vignani
Stochastic Frontiers Approach: an Empirical Analysis of Italian Environmental Spending

  • Migration and integration

B. Cassani, C. Giudici, R. Rizzi
Immigrant entrepreneurship through the economic crisis in Italy

P. Di Giulio, C. Reynaud, L. Vergaglia
How internal and international migrations shape the age structure of the Italian regions, 1955-2008

A. Paggiaro
Matching immigrant and native workers: evidence from the recent downturn in Italy

A. Scagni
Migrant students classroom allocation policy in Italian schools

  • Multilevel and latent variable models

M. Manisera, M. Vezzoli
Multilevel algorithmic models to measure item importance on latent variables’ indicators

I. Romeo, M. Raffinetti
School tracking and equality of opportunity in a multilevel perspective

S. Bacci, F. Bartolucci, L. Pieroni
Causal analysis of education and birth inequalities through a latent class SEM

B. Arpino, F. Billari, M. Cannas
Machine learning techniques for Propensity score matching with clustered data. A simulation study.

  • Index numbers

M. Mazziotta, A. Pareto
A Well-being Index Based on the Weighted Product Method

A. Gardini, E. Foscolo
Timely Indices for Residential Construction Sector

M. Maltagliati, G. De Santis
Equivalence scales, inflation, and PPP: a unique (and simple) approach to estimation

G. D’Epifanio
Indexing the Worthiness of Social Agents

  • Statistics and Environment

S. Arima, A. Basset, G. Jona Lasinio, A. Pollice, I. Rosati
A hierarchical bayesian model for modelling benthic macroinvertebrates densities in lagoons

C. Pisani, L. Fattorini
A Critical Look at Compositional Analysis for Assessing Habitat Selection

V. Vitelli
Estimation of wind speed prediction intervals by multi-objective genetic algorithms and neural networks

I. A. Sciascia, M. Garbarino, G. Vacchiano, R. Motta
Comparing model-assisted estimators of structural variables in forest surveys

  • Methods and applications in educational statistics

B. Cafarelli
An Evaluation of the Student Satisfaction based on CUB Models

C. Ceccatelli, T. Di Battista, F. Fortuna
Burnout, learning and self-esteem at school: an empirical study.

D.F. Iezzi, M. Mastrangelo, S. Sarlo
International Mobility of University Students: the Italian case

D. Contini, E. Grand
Estimating student learning value-added models from repeated cross-sections

  • Demographic methods and models

S. Mazzucco, F. Ongaro, S. Meggiolaro
Family resources and cognitive decline among elderly in Italy

A. Di Pino, M.G. Campolo, E.L. Rizzi
Life-Course Transitions, Market Work and Domestic Work of Italian Couples

G. Ferrari, G. Rosina, A. Sironi
The Decision Making Process of Leaving Home: A Longitudinal Analysis of Italian Women

M.R. Sebastiani
Dimension reduction for measuring the multidimensional demographic convergence

  • Energy-related statistical analysis

S. Auci, D. Vignani
Efficiency in the use of natural non-renewable resources from mining and quarrying in Italy. Time series analysis and Economy-wide Material Flows Accounts

S. Fachin
A study in panel cointegration and poolability: Long-run money demand equations for Gulf Cooperation Council countries

A. Dalla Valle, C. Furlan
The diffusion of nuclear energy in the developing countries

G. Scandurra
Investments in Renewable energies: evidence from a panel of countries

  • Survey methods and applications

T. Tuoto, S. Bruzzone, LTowards an integrated. Valentino, G. Baldassarre, N. Cibella, M. Pappagallo
Towards an integrated surveillance system of road accidents

S. De Cantis, M. Ferrante
Border surveys and Time Location Sampling (TLS): an application on incoming tourism in Sicily

E. Macri’, C. Tessitore
Effective Facebook population: the Italian case

D. Toninelli, S. Biffignandi
Impact of Audio Tools in Web Surveys

  • Inequality measures

M. Mussini
An income mobility measure based on Zenga’s inequality index

F. Greselin, L. Pasquazzi, R. Zitikis
Capital income inequality: evidences from ECHP data

M. Zenga, L. Pasquazzi
Contributions from income components to Zenga’s point and synthetic inequality measures: an application to EU countries

  • Statistical distributions

A. Cerquetti
Some further results for the two-parameter Poisson-Dirichlet partition model

V. Mameli, M. Musio
Note on a new generalization of the skew-normal distribution

E. Melilli, P. Veronese
Fiducial Distributions for Real Exponential Families

G. Pallotta, B. Palumbo
New approach to the identification of the Inverse Weibull model

  • Statistical methods and applications – I

L. Rivoli, R. Verde, A. Irpino
The median of a set of histogram data

S. Figini, C. Gigliarano, P. Muliere
Some results on stochastic comparisons of ROC curves

F. Palombi, S. Toti, R. Filippini
Reconstructing a multinormal covariance matrix from its spherically truncated projection

A. Pollastri, V. Tulli
Considerations about the Quotient of two Correlated Normals

  • Business statistics and administrative data

C. Baldi, F. Ceccato, S. Pacini, D. Tuzi
The Use of Administrative Data for Short Term Business Statistics: Lessons from a Cross-Country Experience

O. Luzi, G. Seri, V. De Giorgi, G. Siesto
Estimating Business Statistics from administrative data: a study on small and medium enterprises

P. Mariani
Data fusion in pharmaceutical marketing: new perspective from administrative data

S. Angiona, C. Carbonari, F. Paradisi
A Local Price Observatory – Price minimarket: innovations and additional knowledge about prices – The experience of Umbria

  • Well-being and poverty – II

A.M. Milito, A. Busetta, A.M. Olivieri
The analysis of the material deprivation of foreigners in Italy

A. Fusco, N. Islam
Modelling poverty transitions in Luxembourg: true state dependence or heterogeneity

L. Coppola, D. Di Laurea, D. Lo Castro, M. Spaziani
Poverty transitions in Italy

M. Jantti, E. Sierminska, P. Van Kerm
A model for the joint distribution of income and wealth

  • Bayesian methods

I. Pruenster, A. Lijoi, P. De Blasi
Large sample properties of Gibbs-type priors

M. Ruggiero
On the role of normalized inverse-Gaussian priors in continuous-time models

P. Vicard, J. Mortera
A decision support system for duopolies with incomplete information

M. Bernardi, L. Petrella
Parallel Adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo with applications

  • Prices and price indices

G. Serafini
Hedonic Indexes and GDP estimate in the USA

M.C. Bramati
Price transmission and market power in the food market

G. Passamani
Interpreting Deviations from Long-run Parity in an I(2) Model

P. Chirico
Deterministic or stochastic seasonality in daily electricity prices?

  • Data dependence analysis

E. Foscolo, F. Durante
Handling weak dependence structures with copulas

C. Lupi
False discovery rate control and the dependence structure of test statistics

C.G. Borroni, M. Cazzaro, P.M .Chiodini
Autocorrelated non-normal data in control charts

C. Conigliani, A. Tancredi
Predicting EQ-5D responses from SF-12: should we take into account dependece and ordering?

  • Functional data analysis

A. Pini, S. Vantini
Testing Phase and Amplitude Variability in Functional Data Analysis: a Hierarchical Permutation Test Approach


S. Vantini
A Topological Definition of Phase and Amplitude Variability of Functional Data


M. Trevisani, A. Tuzzi
Chronological analysis of textual data and curve clustering: preliminary results based on wavelets


A. Menafoglio, M. Dalla Rosa, P. Secchi
Prediction of nonstationary functional data: Universal Kriging in a Hilbert Space


      • Methods for spatial and network data


P. Secchi, S. Vantini, P. Zanini
Independent Component Analysis of Milan Mobile Network Data


D. Giuliani, S. Cozzi, G. Espa
The analysis of firm demography: an approach based on micro-geographic data


D. De Stefano, S. Zaccarin
Exponential Random Graph Model for multivariate networks: an application in knowledge network analysis


E. Di Bella, L. Leporatti, L. Persico
Lattice Models for the analysis of Urban Crime


      • Social indicators


M.F. Arezzo
The Role of Social Capital in Preventing Irregural Work in Italian Regions


G. Boccuzzo, M. Giannecchini
Measuring job quality: a composite indicator


M. Centra, M. Curtarelli, V. Gualtieri
From theory to practice: a methodological proposal for operationalising and summarizing the concept of quality of work


E. Vassallo, F. Giambona
Composite Indicator of Social Inclusion in the European Union


      • Statistical methods and applications – II


P.L. Conti, D. Marella, M. Scanu
Uncertainty in statistical matching for discrete categorical variables


R. Giaimo, G.L. Lo Magno
Dealing With a Potential Bias in Estimating the Share of Discriminated Women


M. Salusti
Metodologies for continuous analisys and classification of the information. SAS in the analytical management of BIGDATA



Contributed Session


      • Statistics and finance


F. Bassi, J. G. Dias
Longitudinal patterns of financial product ownership: a latent growth mixture approach


R. Pappada’, F. Durante
Clustering of financial time series in extreme scenarios


M. Brunetti, E. Giarda, C. Torricelli
Is financial fragility a matter of illiquidity? An appraisal for Italian households


M. Restaino, A. Amendola
Variable selection in competing risks model


      • Data quality in census and surveys


A. Valentini, S. Giampaolo
The role of Istat territorial offices for data quality control in the 15th Population and Housing Census. The case of Tuscany


S. Belluomini, S. Carmagnini, L. Faustini, L. Porciani, C. Tessitore
Data gathering for elusive population. The case of foreigners during the XV Italian Census. A focus on Prato


A. Bernardini, L. De Gaetano, M. Mazziotta, L. Soriani
The Coverage Survey of the 6th Agricultural Census


      • Time series analysis


I. L. Amerise, A. Tarsitano
Adjusting Time Series of Possible Unequal Lengths


A. Balzanella, E. Romano
A Clustream strategy for Functional Boxplots on multiple streaming time series


T. Di Fonzo
Reconciliation of Time Series according to a Growth Rates Preservation Principle


F. Giordano, M. Niglio, C. D. Vitale
On the stationarity of the Threshold Autoregressive process: the two regimes case


      • Issues in small area inference


A. Bianchi
Small area estimation for panel data


M. C. Pagliarella, R. Salvatore
The diagnostics of the mean squared error of the Eblup in small area estimation models


M. G. Ranalli, A. Teodoro
Calibration estimation in dual frame surveys


S. Polettini
A Bayesian Semiparametric Fay-Herriot-type model for Small Area Estimation


      • Demography: analysis and applications


O. Paccagnella, C. Garrouste
Early-life circumstances and late-life income


G. Rivellini, A. Rosina, E. Sironi
Marital Disruption and Subjective Well-being: Evidence from an Italian Panel Survey


R. Castellano, G. Punzo, A. Rocca
Intergenerational Mobility and Gender Gap: Evidence from Mediterranean Countries


L. Coppola, D. Quartuccio
Partners income and decision making


      • Bayesian analysis


D. Alunni Fegatelli
Alternative Bayesian analysis of capture recapture data with behavioral effect modelling


M. M. Barbieri, B. Liseo
An Objective Bayesian analysis of dichotomous sensitive data


F. Divino, G. Jona Lasinio, N. Golini
Bayesian model of presence-only data


E. Ruli, L. Ventura
Modern Bayesian Inference in Zero-Inflated Poisson Models


      • Estimation methods


M. Cattelan
Limited Information Estimation Methods for Paired Comparison Data


R. Onorati, L. Augugliaro, A. M. Mineo
A computational method to estimate sparce multiple Gaussian graphical models


E. Ripamonti, P. Quatto
Confidence intervals for the Berger & Boos’ procedure in the 2×2 Binomial Trial


G. Aletti, A. Ghiglietti, A. M. Paganoni
Randomly Reinforced Urn Designs whose Allocation Proportions Converge to Arbitrary Prespecified Values


      • Multivariate analysis


M. Bee
A comparison of semiparametric density estimation methods for multivariate risk management


M. B. Ferraro
A prediction error for a linear regression model with fuzzy random elements


R. Guseo, C. Mortarino
Multivariate Nonlinear Least Squares: Direct and Beauchamp and Cornell Methodologies


M. Scagliarini, S. Evangelisti
Assessing Multivariate Measurement Systems in Multisite Testing


      • Generalized likelihood methods


S. Baraldo, F. Ieva, L. Mainardi, A.M. Paganoni
Experimental design for the estimation of Rician-distributed intensity fields in MRI


F. Rotolo, C. Legrand
Frailty Multi-State Models based on Maximum Penalized Partial Likelihood


V. Sambucini, L. Piccinato
Ridge analysis through profile likelihoods


      • Testing statistical hypotheses


M. Gerolimetto, I. Procidano
Bayesian Unit Root Tests: a Monte Carlo Study


D. De Martini, L. De Capitani
Reproducibility Probability Estimation and Testing for some common nonparametric tests


F. Greselin, A. Punzo
Closed Likelihood-Ratio Testing Procedures to Assess Similarity of Covariance Matrices


N. Lunardon, E. Ronchetti
Nonparametric saddlepoint test and pairwise likelihood inference



Solicited Session


      • Data Mining in Official Statistics


M. Hudec
Dynamically modelling of fuzzy sets for flexible data retrieval


M. Marino, G. Scepi, C. Tortora
Factor PD-Co-clustering in Official Statistics


A. Stawinoga, M. Spano, N. Triunfo
Extracting meta-information by using Network Analysis tools


S. Bolasco, P. Pavone
How the text mining measures complex phenomena in official statistics


      • Rating models for reputation analysis


D. Checchi, S. Salini
Labour market response models for university evaluation


S. Figini
Bayesian model averaging for financial evaluation


T. Bellini, L. Grossi
A Statistical Framework to Measure Reputation Risk


P. Cerchiello
Ordinal Models for Financial Evaluation


      • Data Imputation methods


A. Piscitelli, A. D’Ambrosio
Assessing assumptions for data fusion procedures


A. Plaia, F. Di Salvo, M. Ruggieri, G. Agro’
Filling in long gap sequences by performing EOF and FDA jointly


A. D’Ambrosio
Missing Data Imputation within the Statistical learning Paradigm


      • Graphical models: some recent advances


M. Lupparelli, L. La Rocca
Binary models of marginal independence: a comparison of different approaches


M. Valtorta, E. S. Allman, J. A. Rhodes
Identifiability of Discrete Graphical Models with Hidden Variables


B. Vantaggi
Identifiability of hierarchical loglinear models with one hidden binary variable


      • Circular data analysis


A. Pewsey
Inverse Batschelet Distributions as Models for Circular Data


C. Agostinelli, M. Romanazzi
Depth Analysis of Directional Data


J. T. Kent, A. M. Ganeiber
Simulation of random rotation matrices


A. Panzera, C. C. Taylor
Nonparametric smoothing of circular data


      • New trends in Computers Models and Experiments


R. Berni, F. M. Stefanini
Bayesian T-optimal designs by simulation: a case-study on model discrimination


R. Fontana, F. Rapallo, M. P. Rogantin
From Markov moves in contingency tables to linear model estimability


J. Fruth, S. Kuhnt
Sensitivity Analysis and FANOVA Graphs for Computer Experiments


      • Contribution of Administrative Data to Population and Business Censuses


S. Hirner
The use of administrative registers in the 2011 Census in Germany


A. Reale, F. Torti, M. Riani
Robust methods for correction and control of Italian Agriculture Census data Solicited


M. Calzaroni, C. Viviano
The industry and services continuous census” based on administrative sources: opportunities and problems


      • Item response theory


F. Aiello, G. Boscaino, M. Mandala’
Do personal characteristics affect the Rasch measures of perceived physical risk? A quantile regression approach.


S. Bacci, F. Bartolucci, B. Bertaccini
Modeling nonignorable missingness in multidimensional latent class IRT models


V. Caviezel, S. Ortobelli Lozza, L. Bertoli Barsotti
Risk profile versus portfolio selection: a case study


      • Integrating microeconomic data sources for the analisis of performance of productive system


G. Dosi, M. Grazzi, F. Tamagni, C. Tomasi
The micro economics of trade patterns and firm performances


F. Cerroni, V. De Giorgi, M. Mantuano
The integration of administrative data to analyse the business economic performance: methodological aspects and results of a study


M. Ferrante, M. Freo, A. Viviani
The post-entry effect of exporting on productivity: inference on the conterfactual distribution


F. Oropallo, S. Rossetti
Data Integration and Productivity Estimation at a Firm Level


      • The time of the oldest old


E. Barbi
Patterns of Mortality Decline and Individual Ageing: An Overview


R. Miglio, P. Gueresi
Survival predictive models in centenarians


G. Cavrini, C. Di Priamo, L. Sicuro, A. Battisti, A. Solicapa, G. De Girolamo
Health status in over 85 years old living in Residential Facilities in Italy


      • Survival and prevalence


S. Galimberti
Multivariate Permutation Test to Compare Survival Curves for Matched Data


L. Ventura

Estimating the incidence of cancer disease using a Bayesian backcalculation approach


A. B. Mariotto, R. De Angelis, L. Martina

Estimating the prevalence of cancer patients who have recurred


S. Francisci, A. Gigli

Patterns of care and related costs of cancer prevalent cases by phase of disease


      • Program evaluation: insights from applications in the social and biomedical sciences


B. Arpino, A. Mattei

Assessing the Impact of Financial Aids to Firms: Causal Inference in the presence of Interference


F. Bartolucci, L. Grilli, L. Pieroni

Inverse probability weighting to estimate causal effects of sequential treatments: a latent class extension to deal with unobserved confounding


E. Pasquali, M. Evans, J. Carrero, R. Bellocco

Application of Marginal Structural Models in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Epidemiology: practical implementation in the Swedish National CKD Registry


      • Recent advances in Bayesian computation


R. Casarin, R. Craiu, F. Leisen

Interacting Multiple Try Algorithms


L. Ventura, W. Racugno

Higher-order asymptotics in Bayesian inference


G. S. Datta, A. Mandal, A. Wanjoya

Small Area Estimation with Uncertain Random Effects


      • Statistical methods for ordinal data


L. Grilli, M. Iannario, D. Piccolo, C. Rampichini

Latent Class CUB Models


A. Simonetto

Formative and reflective models to determine latent construct


M. Gallo

Log-ratios analysis to study the relative information of ordinal variables


G. Boari, G. Cantaluppi

A PLS algorithm version working with ordinal variables


      • Better integrating geographic information and statistics


C. Bocci, A. Petrucci, E. Rocco

A two part geoadditive model for geographical domain estimation


J. Gallego, M. El-Aydam

Using coarse resolution satellite images for crop area estimation: benchmarking their efficiency


L. Barabesi, S. Franceschi, M. Marcheselli

How to select sample sites onto a study area?


      • Evaluation and quality in the university system


M. Porcu, I. Sulis

Comparing degree programs using unadjusted performance indicators. Assessing the bias from the Potential Confounding Factors


L. Grilli, C. Rampichini, R. Varriale

University admission test and students’ careers: an analysis through a regression chain graph with a hurdle model for the credits


M. Attanasio, M. Enea

Bivariate logistic models for the analysis of the Students University “Success”


L. Masserini, M. Pratesi

University of Pisa and academic performance: a sample survey on students with no exams in 2011


      • Robustness issues in complex data analysis


M. Riani, A. Cerioli, M.A. Milioli, G. Morelli

A comparison of robust methods with small sample experimental data


C. Agostinelli, R. A. Maronna, V.J. Yohai

Robust estimation for multivariate data under the independent contamination model


P. Coretto

Adaptive robust location-scale estimation


G. Porzio, G. Ragozini, S. Liebscher, T. Kirschstein

Minimum Volume Peeling: a Multivariate Mode Estimator

  • Approximate likelihood methods for highly-structured statistical models

L. Ippoliti, L. Romagnoli
Kalman Filter for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of GMRFs

S. Bianconcini, S. Cagnone, D. Rizopoulos
A Dimension Reduction Method for Approximating Integrals in Latent Variable Models for Binary Data

M. Minozzo, C. Ferrari
Monte Carlo Likelihood Inference in Multivariate Model-Based Geostatistics

A. Davison, S. Padoan, M. Ribatet
Statistical Modelling of Spatial Extremes

  • Statistical methods for network data

A. Petrucci, E. Rocco
Statistical models for virtual water network analysis

D. De Stefano
Graph embedding via dissimilarity mapping for network comparison

V. Amati
New Statistics for Estimating the Parameter of the Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model

A. Abbruzzo, E. Wit
Factorial Graphical Lasso and Slowly Changing Graphical Models for Estimating Dynamic Networks

  • Frequency domain analysis

S. Pollock
Cycles Syllogisms and Semantics: Examining the Idea of Spurious Cycles

Matteo Farne’
Different estimators of the spectral matrix: an empirical comparison. Testing a new shrinkage estimator

M. Donatelli, A. Luati, A. Martinelli
Spectral filtering for trend estimation

  • Family demography and well being

A. Baranowska-Rataj, A. Matysiak

Which family model makes couples more happy – dual earner or male breadwinner ?

S. Montecolle, F. Rinesi, A. Tinto
Family structures and subjective wellbeing in Italy

P. Li Donni, D. Mendola
Socioeconomic determinants of persistence in poor subjective health

M. Guidolin, R. Guseo
Modelling seasonality in innovation diffusion: A regressive approach

C. Giusti, S. Marchetti,M. Pratesi, N. Salvati
M-quantile small area models when auxiliary variables are measured with error

R. Chambers, N. Salvati, N. Tzavidis
M-quantile Regression for Binary Data with Application to Small Area Estimation

F. Bacchini, D. Chianella, R. D. Cinelli, R. Iannaccone, V. Quondamstefano
Quarterly turnover index for new services sectors

S. Da Valle, L. Faustini, C. Tessitore, A. Valentini
Integration between old and new results of the Population and Housing Census in Italy. An information system for Tuscany

E. Di Nardo
k-statistics: from simple random sampling to spectral sampling via moment symbolic calculus.

A. Coli, F. Tartamella
Measuring the impact of the non-observed economy on the households’ income distribution

A. De Rose, A. De Pascale, E. Santarelli
Household types and economic conditions in Europe: evidence from Eu-Silc

D. Ballanti, F. Alivernini, L. Benedetti, A. Cacciamani, M. Mastracci
Analisi delle leve di competizione per il raggiungimento di una performance economica di forte crescita nel comparto manifatturiero

L. Faustini, P. Manfredi , D. Panatto
Computing sexual contact patterns by individual based simulation

E. Fazio
Identification of local tourist systems in sicily by the application of the cluster analysis algorithm with spatially contiguity constraint

C. Brambilla, F. Ruggeri, C. Siu
The hybrid classical-Bayesian approach: some examples related to clinical trials design and monitoring

M. Bencivenga, F. Lagona, A. Maruotti, G. Nardone, M. Picone
Unsupervised classication for the identification of sea regimes

A. Ronconi, S. Giavante, M. Fortini
2011 Population and housing census – Preliminary results: resident population estimates for large municipalities

M. Broccoli, D. De Francesco, D. Fusco, P. Giordano, V. Moretti, F. Mortara
Measuring the multifunctionality in agriculture: a synthetic index construction

D. Bonardo, G. Di Bella, L. Galiè, M. Scalisi, V. Talucci
Combining education and labour market data

M. Brondi, A. Franzò, A. Laureti Palma, M. Masselli, A. Nuccitelli
Using log data to study the effectiveness of a Web questionnaire: the case of the Italian business Research and Development Survey

E. Ambrosetti, R. Cagiano De Azevedo, C. Giudici, F. Mazzarelli, A. Paparusso
Population mobility and multidimensional borders

N. Brouard, E. Ambrosetti, A. Désesquelles, G. Duthé, C. Giudici, J. Larmarange, F. Meslé, Demopedia Team
DEMOPEDIA: an open encyclopedia on demography based on the UN/IUSSP Multilingual Demographic Dictionary

M. Giacalone, G. Avena
Aspetti statistici e ripercussioni economiche dei reati informatici e telematici