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An Econometric Study of Vine Copulas

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We present a new recursive algorithm to construct vine copulas based on an underlying tree structure. This new structure is interesting to compute multivariate distributions for dependent random variables. We proove the asymptotic normality of the vine copula parameter estimator and show that all vine copula parameter estimators have comparable variance. Both results are crucial to motivate any econometrical work based on vine copulas. We provide an application of vine copulas to estimate the VaR of a portfolio, and show they offer significant improvement as compared to a benchmark estimator based on a GARCH model.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne in its series Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne with number 10040.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mse:cesdoc:10040

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Keywords: Vines copulas; conditional copulas; risk management.;

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  1. Dominique Guegan & Bertrand K Hassani, 2014. "Stress Testing Engineering: the real risk measurement?," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14006, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  2. Dominique Guegan & Bertrand Hassani, 2014. "Stress Testing Engineering: the real risk measurement?," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00951593, HAL.
  3. Dominique Guegan & Bertrand Hassani, 2011. "Multivariate VaRs for Operational Risk Capital Computation: a Vine Structure Approach," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11017, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  4. Dominique Guegan & Bertrand Hassani, 2012. "Multivariate VaRs for Operational Risk Capital Computation: a Vine Structure Approach," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00587706, HAL.

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