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Semiparametric Multivariate Density Estimation for Positive Data Using Copulas

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  • Taoufik Bouezmarni
  • Jeroen V.K. Rombouts

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In this paper we estimate density functions for positive multivariate data. We propose a semiparametric approach. The estimator combines gamma kernels or local linear kernels, also called boundary kernels, for the estimation of the marginal densities with semiparametric copulas to model the dependence. This semiparametric approach is robust both to the well known boundary bias problem and the curse of dimensionality problem. We derive the mean integrated squared error properties, including the rate of convergence, the uniform strong consistency and the asymptotic normality. A simulation study investigates the finite sample performance of the estimator. We find that univariate least squares cross validation, to choose the bandwidth for the estimation of the marginal densities, works well and that the estimator we propose performs very well also for data with unbounded support. Applications in the field of finance are provided.

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  • Taoufik Bouezmarni & Jeroen V.K. Rombouts, 2007. "Semiparametric Multivariate Density Estimation for Positive Data Using Copulas," Cahiers de recherche 0731, CIRPEE.
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    1. Bessa, Ricardo J. & Miranda, V. & Botterud, A. & Zhou, Z. & Wang, J., 2012. "Time-adaptive quantile-copula for wind power probabilistic forecasting," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 29-39.
    2. Zhao, XiaoBing & Zhou, Xian, 2010. "Applying copula models to individual claim loss reserving methods," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 290-299, April.
    3. Bouezmarni, Taoufik & Rombouts, Jeroen V.K. & Taamouti, Abderrahim, 2010. "Asymptotic properties of the Bernstein density copula estimator for [alpha]-mixing data," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 101(1), pages 1-10, January.
    4. Diers, Dorothea & Eling, Martin & Marek, Sebastian D., 2012. "Dependence modeling in non-life insurance using the Bernstein copula," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 430-436.

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    Keywords

    Asymptotic properties; asymmetric kernels; boundary bias; copula; curse of dimension; least squares cross validation;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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