KU Leuven (Belgium) and Charles University (Czech Republic)
Multivariate tail coefficients and their estimation
Multivariate tail coefficients are an important tool when investigating dependencies between extreme events for different components of a random vector. Although bivariate tail coefficients are well-studied, this is, to a lesser extent, the case for multivariate tail coefficients. This talk contributes to this research area by (i) providing a thorough study of properties of existing multivariate tail coefficients in the light of a set of desirable properties; (ii) proposing some new multivariate tail measurements; (iii) dealing with estimation of the discussed coefficients and establishing asymptotic consistency; (iv) solving practical issues resulting from the estimation of limiting quantities; and, (v) studying the behavior of tail measurements with increasing dimension of the random vector. A set of illustrative examples is given, and practical use of the tail measurements is demonstrated in a data analysis with a focus on dependencies between stocks that are part of the EURO STOXX 50 market index.