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A flexible and tractable class of one-factor copulas


Copulas are a useful tool to model multivariate distributions. While there exist various families of bivariate copulas, the construction of flexible and yet tractable copulas suitable for high-dimensional applications is much more challenging. This is even more true if one is concerned with the analysis of extreme values. In this paper, we construct a class of one-factor copulas and a family of extreme-value copulas well suited for high-dimensional applications and exhibiting a good balance between tractability and flexibility. The inference for these copulas is performed by using a least-squares estimator based on dependence coefficients. The modeling capabilities of the copulas are illustrated on simulated and real datasets.
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hal-00979147 , version 1 (15-04-2014)
hal-00979147 , version 2 (20-08-2014)
hal-00979147 , version 3 (26-05-2015)



Gildas Mazo, Stéphane Girard, Florence Forbes. A flexible and tractable class of one-factor copulas. Statistics and Computing, 2016, 26 (5), pp.965-979. ⟨10.1007/s11222-015-9580-7⟩. ⟨hal-00979147v3⟩
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