In this paper a simple method is proposed to select between two often applied trend curves; the Gompertz and the logistic curve. The method is based on one auxilliary regression. Two applications illustrate its merits.

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Journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Franses, Ph.H.B.F. (1994). A method to select between Gompertz and logistic trend curves. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 45–49. doi:10.1016/0040-1625(94)90016-7