Translator Disclaimer
2013 A moment estimator for the conditional extreme-value index
Gilles Stupfler
Electron. J. Statist. 7: 2298-2343 (2013). DOI: 10.1214/13-EJS846


In extreme value theory, the so-called extreme-value index is a parameter that controls the behavior of a distribution function in its right tail. Knowing this parameter is thus essential to solve many problems related to extreme events. In this paper, the estimation of the extreme-value index is considered in the presence of a random covariate, whether the conditional distribution of the variable of interest belongs to the Fréchet, Weibull or Gumbel max-domain of attraction. The pointwise weak consistency and asymptotic normality of the proposed estimator are established. We examine the finite sample performance of our estimator in a simulation study and we illustrate its behavior on a real set of fire insurance data.


Download Citation

Gilles Stupfler. "A moment estimator for the conditional extreme-value index." Electron. J. Statist. 7 2298 - 2343, 2013.


Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 19 September 2013

zbMATH: 1293.62081
MathSciNet: MR3108815
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/13-EJS846

Primary: 62G05, 62G20, 62G30, 62G32

Rights: Copyright © 2013 The Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Bernoulli Society


Back to Top