[R] Gini coefficient sensitive to "skewness" of Lorenz curve?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Jun 21 21:39:00 CEST 2013

On Jun 21, 2013, at 3:39 AM, Stefan Sobernig wrote:

> Dear list,
> I have already posted to sci.stat.consult, however, I was hoping that there might be some experience in the R community on the following question:
>> I am wondering whether anyone has experience with variants of (parametric) Gini coefficients (or alternatives) which allow for reflecting/penalising the skewness of a Lorenz curve?
>> For my part, I just stumbled across the following:
>> http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2010/Volume30/EB-10-V30-I2-P146.pdf
>> While appealing to me, I did not find any alternatives, nor any reported use of this variant; nor is there any account of its liabilities (e.g., strategies to estimate the parameters).
> > ...
> >
>> P.S.: My background is not in economics/econometrics or the like, rather i am currently evaluating the use of inequality measures for software measurement. See for some background:
>> http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSM.2011.6080798
> I'd appreciate any hint in this direction!

This is not really the correct place to pose such a question. You might instead read the Posting Guide to see why I say that, and then post to CrossValidated.com


David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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