Conditional Dependency of Financial Series: The Copula-Garch Model
FAME Research Paper No. 69
37 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2003
Date Written: December 2002
We develop a new methodology to measure conditional dependency between time series each driven by complicated marginal distributions. We achieve this by using copula functions that link marginal distributions, and by expressing the parameter of the copula as a function of predetermined variables. The marginal model is an autoregressive version of Hansen's (1994) GARCH-type model with time-varying skewness and kurtosis. Here, we extend, to a dynamic setting, the research that focuses on asymmetries in correlation during extreme events. We show that, for many market indices, dependency increases subsequent to large extreme realizations. Furthermore, for several index pairs, this increase is stronger after crashes. Our model has many potential applications such as VaR measurement and portfolio allocation in non-gaussian environments.
Keywords: International correlation, Stock indices, Skewed Student-t distribution
JEL Classification: C51, F37, G11
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