Daouia, Abdelaati, Stupfler, Gilles Claude and Usseglio-Carleve, Antoine (2023) Bias-reduced and variance-corrected asymptotic Gaussian inference about extreme expectiles. TSE Working Paper, n. 23-1444, Toulouse

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The expectile is a prime candidate for being a standard risk measure in actuarial and financial contexts, for its ability to recover information about probabilities and typical behavior of extreme values, as well as its excellent axiomatic properties. A series of recent papers has focused on expectile estimation at extreme levels, with a view on gathering essential information about low-probability, high-impact events that are of most interest to risk managers. The obtention of accurate confidence intervals for extreme expectiles is paramount in any decision process in which they are involved, but actual inference on these tail risk measures is still a difficult question due to their least squares nature and sensitivity to tail heaviness. This article focuses on asymptotic Gaussian inference about tail expectiles in the challenging context of heavy-tailed observations. We use an in-depth analysis of the proofs of asymptotic normality results for two classes of extreme expectile estimators to derive bias-reduced and variance-corrected Gaussian confidence intervals. These, unlike previous attempts in the literature, are well-rooted in statistical theory and can accommodate underlying distributions that display a wide range of tail behaviors. A large-scale simulation study and three real data analyses confirm the versatility of the proposed technique.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: June 2023
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asymptotic normality, Bias correction, Expectiles, Extreme values, Inference, Variance correction
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 08:57
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 07:55
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:128141
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/47962
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