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Robust estimation of systematic risk using the t distribution in the chilean stock markets


  • David Cademartori
  • Cecilia Romo
  • Ricardo Campos
  • Manuel Galea


This article deals with the estimate of the systematic risk of a share, assuming that returns follow an independent t distribution. In order to analyse the sensibility to possible outliers and/or atypical returns of the maximum likelihood estimator of the systematic risk, the local influence method was implemented. The results are illustrated by using a set of shares of companies belonging to the Chilean stock market. The main conclusion is that the t model with small degrees of freedom is able to incorporate possible outliers and influential returns in the data.

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  • David Cademartori & Cecilia Romo & Ricardo Campos & Manuel Galea, 2003. "Robust estimation of systematic risk using the t distribution in the chilean stock markets," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(7), pages 447-453.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:7:p:447-453
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485032000082018A

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