Tail estimates of East European exchange rates
AbstractIn the literature, a consensus exists that distributions of exchange-rate returns are fat tailed. The authors use a nonparametric tail-index estimator based on extreme-value theory to shed light on some of the characteristics of the empirical distribution of black-market exchange-rate returns for seven East European currencies between 1955 and 1990, focusing on the information in the tails of the distribution. They modify an existing tail-index estimator to take into account information in both tails. The results support the existence of finite second moments in exchange-rate returns. Implicitly, the sum-stable distribution is rejected.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3108733.
Date of creation: 1992
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (1992) v.10, p.83-96
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/
Other versions of this item:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
This item has more than 25 citations. To prevent cluttering this page, these citations are listed on a separate page. reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Economists Online Support).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.