Free access to Journal of Applied Econometrics paper on high-dimensional tail interdependence


  • Date: 05 August 2019

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Telling tales from the tails: High‐dimensional tail interdependence

Arnold Polanski,  Evarist Stoja and Frank Windmeijer

Journal of Applied Econometrics, Volume 34, Issue 5

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We propose a simple and flexible framework that allows for a comprehensive analysis of tail interdependence in high dimensions. We use co‐exceedances to capture the structure of the dependence in the tails and, relying on the concept of multi‐information, define the coefficient of tail interdependence. Within this framework, we develop statistical tests of (i) independence in the tails, (ii) goodness‐of‐fit of the tail interdependence structure of a hypothesized model with the one observed in the data, and (iii) dependence symmetry between any two tails. We present an analysis of tail interdependence among 250 constituents of the S&P 250 index.

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