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Bayesian estimation of generalized partition of unity copulas

  • Andreas Masuhr and Mark Trede EMAIL logo
From the journal Dependence Modeling


This paper proposes a Bayesian estimation algorithm to estimate Generalized Partition of Unity Copulas (GPUC), a class of nonparametric copulas recently introduced by [18]. The first approach is a random walk Metropolis-Hastings (RW-MH) algorithm, the second one is a random blocking random walk Metropolis-Hastings algorithm (RBRW-MH). Both approaches are Markov chain Monte Carlo methods and can cope with ˛at priors. We carry out simulation studies to determine and compare the efficiency of the algorithms. We present an empirical illustration where GPUCs are used to nonparametrically describe the dependence of exchange rate changes of the crypto-currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum.

MSC 2010: 62H05; 62H12; 62G07; 62P20; 91B05


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Received: 2020-02-18
Accepted: 2020-06-08
Published Online: 2020-07-04

© 2020 Andreas Masuhr et al., published by De Gruyter

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