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Bayesian analysis of Poisson regression with lognormal unobserved heterogeneity: with an application to the patent-R&D relationship

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Bayesian analysis of Poisson regression with lognormal unobserved heterogeneity : with an application to the patent-R&D relationship. / Tsionas, Michael.

In: Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol. 39, No. 10, 05.2010, p. 1689-1706.

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Tsionas, Michael. / Bayesian analysis of Poisson regression with lognormal unobserved heterogeneity : with an application to the patent-R&D relationship. In: Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods. 2010 ; Vol. 39, No. 10. pp. 1689-1706.

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