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Some comments on goodness-of-fit tests for the parametric form of the copula based on L2-distances


  • Bücher, Axel
  • Dette, Holger


In a recent paper Fermanian (2005)Â [9] studied a goodness-of-fit test for the parametric form of a copula, which is based on an L2-distance between a parametric and a nonparametric estimate of the copula density. In the present paper we investigate the asymptotic properties of the proposed test statistic under fixed alternatives. We also study the impact of different estimates for the parameters of the finite-dimensional family of copulas specified by the null hypothesis and illustrate the performance of a parametric bootstrap procedure for the approximation of the critical values.

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  • Bücher, Axel & Dette, Holger, 2010. "Some comments on goodness-of-fit tests for the parametric form of the copula based on L2-distances," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 101(3), pages 749-763, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:101:y:2010:i:3:p:749-763

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    1. Jean-David Fermanian, 2012. "An overview of the goodness-of-fit test problem for copulas," Papers 1211.4416,
    2. Wenceslao González-Manteiga & Rosa Crujeiras, 2013. "An updated review of Goodness-of-Fit tests for regression models," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer;Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, vol. 22(3), pages 361-411, September.
    3. Sebastian Kiwitt & Natalie Neumeyer, 2013. "A note on testing independence by a copula-based order selection approach," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer;Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, vol. 22(1), pages 62-82, March.
    4. repec:spr:aistmt:v:69:y:2017:i:5:d:10.1007_s10463-016-0567-8 is not listed on IDEAS


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