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Portfolio Risk Management Using The Lorenz Curve

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  • Haim Shalit

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    (Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

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This paper compiles the risk measures associated with the Lorenz curve. The Lorenz curve is the main tool in economics for measuring income distribution and inequality. For the past decades some of the Lorenz curve spin-offs have been used in risk analysis and finance. In particular, the Lorenz curve addresses the concepts of second degree stochastic dominance, Gini’s mean difference, Conditional Value-at-Risk, and the extended Gini in portfolio theory and in investment practice. Because the Lorenz curve can be estimated from asset returns, the risk measures are easy to implement and use.

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Paper provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1011.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:1011

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