Common factors in conditional distributions
AbstractThe concept of common factors has in the econometrics literature been applied to conditional means or in some cases to conditional variances. In this paper we generalize this concept to bivariate distributions. This is done using the conditional bivariate copula as the statistical tool. The definition of common factors in distributions is illustrated by an empirical application to the income-consumption relationship, using monthly US time series. Evidence is found to support the claim that the true relationship between these variables is independent of the phase of the business cycle. The indicator representing the business cycle is thus a common factor in distributions of the type defined and discussed in the paper.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 515.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 20 Nov 2002
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Econometrics, 2006, pages 43-57.
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bivariate time series; business cycles; conditional distribution; consumption-income relationship; copula; multivariate time-series model;
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- Granger, Clive W.J. & TerÃ¤svirta, Timo & Patton, Andrew J, 2002. "Common Factors in Conditional Distributions," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt3bd1n1x5, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
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- C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
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- NEP-ALL-2002-12-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-2002-12-10 (Econometrics)
- NEP-ETS-2002-12-02 (Econometric Time Series)
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