Functional Form for Estimating the Lorenz Curve

  • Bijan Bidabad Professor, Economics and Chief Islamic Banking Advisor, Bank Melli, Iran
  • Behrouz Bidabad Faculty of Mathematics, Polytechnics University, Hafez Ave, Tehran, 15914, Iran
Keywords: Lorenz Curve, Functional Form, Estimation, Income Inequality, Distribution


A flexible Lorenz curve which offers different curvatures allowed by the theory of income distribution is introduced. The intrinsically autoregressive nature of the errors in cumulative data of the Lorenz curve is also under consideration.



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How to Cite
Bidabad, B., & Bidabad, B. (2019). Functional Form for Estimating the Lorenz Curve. American Finance & Banking Review, 4(1), 17-21.
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