A moment redundancy test, with application to efficiency improving copulas.

Moment redundancy as defined by Breusch et al. (1999) is a testable hypothesis. We propose a simple test of the hypothesis in the context of copula-based pseudo-maximum likelihood estimation considered by Prokhorov and Schmidt (2009b). A robust and efficiency-improving parametric copula permits sizable improvement in precision at no cost in terms of bias and the proposed test can be used to select such copulas.

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2018 articles