KTH Matematik  

Matematisk Statistik

Tid: 20 augusti 2012 kl 1300-1400.

Seminarierummet 3721, Institutionen för Matematik, KTH, Lindstedts väg 25, plan 7. Karta!

Föredragshållare: Richard Koivusalo

Titel: Statistical analysis of empirical pairwise copulas for the S & P 500 stocks (Examensarbete - Master thesis)

Abstract It is of great importance to find an analytical copula that will represent the empirical tail dependence. In this study, the pairwise empirical copula is built out of data from S & P 500, during the period 2007 - 2010. Different optimization methods and measures of dependence have been used to fit Gaussian, Student t and Clayton copula to the empirical copula, in order to represent the empirical tail dependence. These different measures of dependence and optimization methods with its restrictions, points at different analytical copulas, being optimal. In this study, Student t with degrees of freedom, ν=5, is giving the most fulfilling result, when it comes to representing tail dependence. Student t (ν=5) is best, whether one uses the empirical maximum likelihood estimator, or equal Kendall's τ as an approach.

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