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On the asymptotic behaviour of extreme geometric quantiles


A popular way to study the tail of a distribution is to consider its high or extreme quantiles. While this is a standard procedure for univariate distributions, it is harder for multivariate ones, primarily because there is no universally accepted definition of what a multivariate quantileshould be. In this talk, we focus on extreme geometric quantiles. We discuss their asymptotics, both in direction and magnitude, when the norm of the associated index vector tends to one. In particular, it appears that if a random vector X has a finite covariance matrix M, then the magnitude of its extreme geometric quantiles grows at a fixed rate and is asymptotically characterised by M. The case when X does not have a finite covariance matrix is tackled in amultivariate regular variation framework. We conclude by some numerical illustrations of our results.
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Gilles Stupfler, Stéphane Girard. On the asymptotic behaviour of extreme geometric quantiles. Workshop on Extreme Value Theory, with an emphasis on spatial and temporal aspects, Nov 2014, Besançon, France. ⟨hal-01086054⟩
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