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Bayesian Skew Normal Seemingly Unrelated Regression Modelling of Gross Regional Domestic Product


Skew Normal distribution, Seemingly Unrelated Regression, Root of Mean Square Error, Mean Absolute Error, Mean Absolute Percentage Error


The assumption of the error normality in the regression model was often questioned especially in cases where there was an outlier, which causes the behavior of asymmetric data. To overcome this, without data transformation, we could use skew distribution. This distribution was very important and applicable in various fields of science such as finance, economics, actuarial science, medicine, biology, investment. Skew Normal distributions had been proven to have a convenient for calculating bias in data with asymmetric behavior. This study aims to model SUR with Skew Normal error using Bayesian approach applied to East Java GRDP data. This study would compared two types of models, namely models with Normal distributed errors and models with Skew Normal distributed errors. The result of parameter estimation with Bayesian approach shows that SUR Skew Normal model was more suitable for East Java GRDP modeling rather than using normal error model. This was based on their smaller Root of Mean Square Error (RMSE), Mean Absolute Error (MAE) and Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) value. 





Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research; Vol. 14 No. 4, 2018

Print ISSN: 1816-2711 | Electronic ISSN: 2220-5810