Identifiability Problems in the Theory of Competing and Complementary Risks — A Survey

  • Asit P. Basu
Part of the NATO Advanced study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 79)


In this expository paper the concepts of competing and complementary risks are defined and a survey of recent results in the area is presented. Identifiability of distributions, both univariate and multivariate, useful in reliability and survival analysis is considered.

Key Words

competing risks complementary risks identifiability reliability distributions of minimum and maximum series and parallel systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asit P. Basu
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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