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Multivariate skewed t-distribution with degrees of freedom vector and its application to financial modeling

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  • Balaev , Alexey

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A modification of multivariate t-distribution with vector of degrees of freedom is suggested: multivariate t-distribution with vector of skewness parameters and vector of degrees of freedom is introduced. A special case of this distribution is already known multivariate skew t-distribution with scalar parameter of degrees of freedom. Application of the constructed distribution in BEKK models is considered.

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  • Balaev , Alexey, 2011. "Multivariate skewed t-distribution with degrees of freedom vector and its application to financial modeling," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 23(3), pages 79-97.
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    Keywords

    multivariate t-distribution; skewness; heavy tails; conditional density function;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C16 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Econometric and Statistical Methods; Specific Distributions
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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