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On Tail Index Estimation For Dependent, Heterogeneous Data

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  • Hill, Jonathan B.

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In this paper we analyze the asymptotic properties of the popular distribution tail index estimator by B. Hill (1975) for possibly heavy- tailed, heterogenous, dependent processes. We prove the Hill estimator is weakly consistent for processes with extremes that form mixingale sequences, and asymptotically normal for processes with extremes that are near-epoch-dependent on the extremes of a mixing process. Our limit theory covers infinitely many ARFIMA and FIGARCH processes, stochastic recurrence equations, and simple bilinear processes. Moreover, we develop a simple non-parametric kernel estimator of the asymptotic variance of the Hill estimator, and prove consistency for extremal-NED processes.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Econometric Theory.

Volume (Year): 26 (2010)
Issue (Month): 05 (October)
Pages: 1398-1436

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Handle: RePEc:cup:etheor:v:26:y:2010:i:05:p:1398-1436_99

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  1. Giovanni Caggiano & Efrem Castelnuovo, 2008. "Long Memory and Non-Linearities in International Inflation," "Marco Fanno" Working Papers 0076, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno".
  2. Jonathan Hill, 2006. "On Functional Central Limit Theorems for Dependent, Heterogeneous Tail Arrays with Applications to Tail Index and Tail Dependence Estimators," Working Papers 0607, Florida International University, Department of Economics.
  3. Bryan Kelly & Hao Jiang, 2013. "Tail Risk and Asset Prices," NBER Working Papers 19375, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Hill, Jonathan B. & Aguilar, Mike, 2013. "Moment condition tests for heavy tailed time series," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 172(2), pages 255-274.
  5. Rossi, Eduardo & Santucci de Magistris, Paolo, 2013. "Long memory and tail dependence in trading volume and volatility," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 94-112.
  6. Emma M. Iglesias & Oliver Linton, 2009. "Estimation of tail thickness parameters from GJR-GARCH models," Economics Working Papers we094726, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
  7. Ilić, Ivana, 2012. "On tail index estimation using a sample with missing observations," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(5), pages 949-958.
  8. Hill, Jonathan B. & Shneyerov, Artyom, 2013. "Are there common values in first-price auctions? A tail-index nonparametric test," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 174(2), pages 144-164.

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