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Smooth Nonparametric Bernstein Vine Copulas

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  • Gregor Wei{ss}
  • Marcus Scheffer

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We propose to use nonparametric Bernstein copulas as bivariate pair-copulas in high-dimensional vine models. The resulting smooth and nonparametric vine copulas completely obviate the error-prone need for choosing the pair-copulas from parametric copula families. By means of a simulation study and an empirical analysis of financial market data, we show that our proposed smooth nonparametric vine copula model is superior to competing parametric vine models calibrated via Akaike's Information Criterion.

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  • Gregor Wei{ss} & Marcus Scheffer, 2012. "Smooth Nonparametric Bernstein Vine Copulas," Papers 1210.2043, arXiv.org.
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    1. Weiß, Gregor N.F. & Scheffer, Marcus, 2015. "Mixture pair-copula-constructions," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 175-191.
    2. repec:eee:insuma:v:77:y:2017:i:c:p:38-48 is not listed on IDEAS

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