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A Goodness-of-fit Test for Copulas

A new goodness-of-fit test of copulas is proposed. It is based on restrictions on certain elements of the information matrix and so relates to the White (1982) specification test. The test avoids the need to correctly specify and consistently estimate a parametric model for the marginal distributions. It does not involve kernel weighting and bandwidth selection or parametric bootstrap and is relatively simple compared to other available tests.

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Paper provided by Concordia University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 10002.

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Date of creation: Apr 2010
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