Copulas and Temporal Dependence
AbstractAn emerging literature in time series econometrics concerns the modeling of potentially nonlinear temporal dependence in stationary Markov chains using copula functions. We obtain sucient conditions for a geometric rate of mixing in models of this kind. Geometric beta-mixing is established under a rather strong sucient condition that rules out asymmetry and tail dependence in the copula function. Geometric rho-mixing is obtained under a weaker condition that permits both asymmetry and tail dependence. We verify one or both of these conditions for a range of parametric copula functions that are popular in applied work.
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copula; Markov chain; maximal correlation; mean square contingency; mixing; canonical correlatin; tail dependence;
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