Multivariate negative binomial distributions generated by multivariate exponential distributions
We define a multivariate negative binomial distribution (MVNB) as a bivariate Poisson distribution function mixed with a multivariate exponential (MVE) distribution. We focus on the class of MVNB distributions generated by Marshall-Olkin MVE distributions. For simplicity of notation we analyze in detail the class of bivariate (BVNB) distributions. In applications the standard data from  and  and data concerning parasites of birds from  are used.