Regime Shift Model by Three Types of Distribution Considering a Heavy Tail and Dependence
14 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 17, 2014
I adopt a regime shift model to investigate a shift of distribution of each regime during a time series data. Unlike previous studies, I applied three types of distribution to use a regime shift model, i.e., normal, GEV and stable distribution, which allows me to consider a heavy tail regime in the model. From some theoretical basis and empirical results, I find that the regime shift model in stable distribution is best appropriate. I also find that tail index of the innovation and dependence measure move together, implying dependence among a consecutive data may lead extreme event and vice versa.
Keywords: regime shift model, tail index, dependence measure, extreme event
JEL Classification: E44, G10, N20
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