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Concordance measures for multivariate non-continuous random vectors

  • Mesfioui, Mhamed
  • Quessy, Jean-François
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    A notion of multivariate concordance suitable for non-continuous random variables is defined and many of its properties are established. This allows the definition of multivariate, non-continuous versions of Kendall's tau, Spearman's rho and Spearman's footrule, which are concordance measures. Since the maximum values of these association measures are not +1 in general, a special attention is given to the computation of upper bounds. The latter turn out to be multivariate generalizations of earlier findings made by Neslehová (2007) [9] and Denuit and Lambert (2005) [2]. They are easy to compute and can be estimated from a data set of (possibly) discontinuous random vectors. Corrected versions are considered as well.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Multivariate Analysis.

    Volume (Year): 101 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 10 (November)
    Pages: 2398-2410

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    1. Manuel Úbeda-Flores, 2005. "Multivariate versions of Blomqvist’s beta and Spearman’s footrule," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 57(4), pages 781-788, December.
    2. Joe, Harry, 1990. "Multivariate concordance," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 12-30, October.
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    4. Denuit, Michel & Lambert, Philippe, 2005. "Constraints on concordance measures in bivariate discrete data," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 93(1), pages 40-57, March.
    5. M. Taylor, 2007. "Multivariate measures of concordance," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 59(4), pages 789-806, December.
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