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Extreme Value Index Estimators and Smoothing Alternatives: Review and Simulation Comparison

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  • Tsourti, Zoi
  • Panaretos, John

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Extreme-value theory and corresponding analysis is an issue extensively applied in many different fields. The central point of this theory is the estimation of a parameter γ, known as extreme-value index. In this paper we review several extreme-value index estimators, ranging from the oldest ones to the most recent developments. Moreover, some smoothing and robustifying procedures of these estimators are presented. A simulation study is conducted in order to compare the behaviour of the estimators and their smoothed alternatives. Maybe, the most prominent result of this study is that no uniformly best estimator exists and that the behaviour of estimators depends on the value of the parameter γ itself

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  • Tsourti, Zoi & Panaretos, John, 2001. "Extreme Value Index Estimators and Smoothing Alternatives: Review and Simulation Comparison," MPRA Paper 6384, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6384
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    1. Jón Daníelsson & Casper G. de Vries, 1998. "Beyond the Sample: Extreme Quantile and Probability Estimation," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 98-016/2, Tinbergen Institute.
    2. M. I. Barão & J. A. Tawn, 1999. "Extremal analysis of short series with outliers: sea-levels and athletics records," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 48(4), pages 469-487.
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    1. Tsourti, Zoi & Panaretos, John, 2004. "Extreme-value analysis of teletraffic data," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 85-103, February.

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    Keywords

    Extreme value index; Semi-parametric estimation; Smoothing modification;

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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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