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Conditional stochastic dominance tests in dynamic settings

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  • Jose Olmo
  • Jesus Gonzalo

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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 lies in 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 that can be easily approximated by simulation. This method has good finite-sample performance. These tests are applied to determine the investment efficiency between U S industry portfolios conditional on the dynamics of the market portfolio. The empirical analysis suggests that Telecommunications dominates the other sectoral portfolios under risk aversion.

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Paper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía in its series Economics Working Papers with number we1205.

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Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:cte:werepe:we1205

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Keywords: Hypothesis testing; Kernel estimation; Lower partial moments; Nonparametric regression; 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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