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Multivariate risks and depth-trimmed regions

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  • Cascos, Ignacio
  • Molchanov, Ilya

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We describe a general framework for measuring risks, where the risk measure takes values in an abstract cone. It is shown that this approach naturally includes the classical risk measures and set-valued risk measures and yields a natural definition of vector-valued risk measures. Several main constructions of risk measures are described in this abstract axiomatic framework. It is shown that the concept of depth-trimmed (or central) regions from the multivariate statistics is closely related to the definition of risk measures. In particular, the halfspace trimming corresponds to the Value-at-Risk, while the zonoid trimming yields the expected shortfall. In the abstract framework, it is shown how to establish a both-ways correspondence between risk measures and depth-trimmed regions. It is also demonstrated how the lattice structure of the space of risk values influences this relationship.

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  • Cascos, Ignacio & Molchanov, Ilya, 2006. "Multivariate risks and depth-trimmed regions," DES - Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics. WS ws063815, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística.
  • Handle: RePEc:cte:wsrepe:ws063815
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    1. Cascos, Ignacio, 2006. "The expected convex hull trimmed regions of a sample," DES - Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics. WS ws066919, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística.

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