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Linear Correlation and EVT: Properties and Caveats

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Due to the current credit crisis, critical questions are being asked concerning some of the quantitative methods used in risk management under the Basel II proposals. In this paper I have given a critical look at Extreme Value Theory and Copulas. Both their potential applications and the possible caveats are discussed, and this mainly with the subprime crisis as a background. Copyright The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oxfordjournals.org., Oxford University Press.

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  • Paul Embrechts, 2009. "Linear Correlation and EVT: Properties and Caveats," Journal of Financial Econometrics, Society for Financial Econometrics, vol. 7(1), pages 30-39, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:jfinec:v:7:y:2009:i:1:p:30-39
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