Imputation Via Copula and Transformation Methods, With Applications to Financial and Economic Data
23 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2010
Date Written: December 9, 2010
We present new, tractable methods to impute missing values based on conditional probability density functions that we estimate via copula and mixture models. Our methods exploit known analytical results concerning conditional distributions for the Arellano-Valle and Bolfarine’s generalized t-distribution and fast, accurate quadrature methods. We also benchmark our approach on three financial/economic data sets (two of which are publicly available) and show that our methods outperform benchmark approaches on these data.
Keywords: Missing Variable Imputation, Generalized T-Distribution, Arellano-Valle and Bolfarine’s Generalized T−Distribution, Copula, Mixture Models, Quadrature
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