Concordance measures for multivariate non-continuous random vectors
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)  and Denuit and Lambert (2005) . 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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Volume (Year): 101 (2010)
Issue (Month): 10 (November)
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- 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.
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- 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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