Inference for heavy-tailed data: Applications in insurance and finance

Liang Peng, Yongcheng Qi

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Heavy tailed data appears frequently in social science, internet traffic, insurance and finance. Statistical inference has been studied for many years, which includes recent bias-reduction estimation for tail index and high quantiles with applications in risk management, empirical likelihood based interval estimation for tail index and high quantiles, hypothesis tests for heavy tails, the choice of sample fraction in tail index and high quantile inference. These results for independent data, dependent data, linear time series and nonlinear time series are scattered in different statistics journals. Inference for Heavy-Tailed Data Analysis puts these methods into a single place with a clear picture on learning and using these techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages170
ISBN (Electronic)9780128047507
ISBN (Print)9780128046760
StatePublished - Aug 15 2017

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