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Monte Carlo-Based Tail Exponent Estimator

  1. 1. 0342493 - UTIA-B 2011 CZ eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Baruník, Jozef - Vácha, Lukáš
    Monte Carlo-Based Tail Exponent Estimator.
    IES Working Paper. Roč. 2010, č. 6 (2010), s. 1-26
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA402/09/0965; GA ČR GD402/09/H045; GA ČR GP402/08/P207
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z10750506
    Klíčová slova: Hill estimator * α-stable distributions * tail exponent estimation
    Kód oboru RIV: AH - Ekonomie
    http://library.utia.cas.cz/separaty/2010/E/barunik-0342493.pdf

    In this paper we study the finite sample behavior of the Hill estimator under α- stable distributions. Using large Monte Carlo simulations we show that the Hill estimator overestimates the true tail exponent and can hardly be used on samples with small length. Utilizing our results, we introduce a Monte Carlo-based method of estimation for the tail exponent. Our method is not sensitive to the choice of k and works well also on small samples. The new estimator gives unbiased results with symmetrical con_dence intervals. Finally, we demonstrate the power of our estimator on the main world stock market indices. On the two separate periods of 2002-2005 and 2006-2009 we estimate the tail exponent.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0185214