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Conditional stochastic dominance tests in dynamic settings

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  • Jesús Gonzalo

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  • José Olmo

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This paper proposes nonparametric consistent tests of conditional stochastic dominance of arbitrary order in a dynamic setting. The novelty of these tests resides on the nonparametric manner of incorporating the information set into the test. The test allows for general forms of unknown serial and mutual dependence between random variables, and has an asymptotic distribution under the null hypothesis that can be easily approximated by a p-value transformation method. This method has a good finite-sample performance. These tests are applied to determine investment efficiency between US industry portfolios conditional on the performance of the market portfolio. Our analysis suggests that Utilities are the best performing sectors in normal as well as distress episodes of the market.

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Paper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía in its series Economics Working Papers with number we1029.

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Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Keywords: Empirical processes; Hypothesis testing; Lower partial moments; Martingale difference sequence; P-value transformation; Stochastic dominance;

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  1. Agliardi, Elettra & Agliardi, Rossella & Pinar, Mehmet & Stengos, Thanasis & Topaloglou, Nikolas, 2012. "A new country risk index for emerging markets: A stochastic dominance approach," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(5), pages 741-761.

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