Adam Šeliga, Manuel Kauers, Susanne Saminger-Platz, Radko Mesiar, Anna Kolesárová, Erich Peter Klement
March 30, 2021
Bivariate polynomial copulas of degree 5 (containing the family of Eyraud-Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern copulas) are in a one-to-one correspondence to certain real parameter triplets ( a , b , c ), i.e., to some set of polynomials in two variables of degree 1: p ( x , y ) = ax + by + c . The set of the parameters yielding a copula is characterized and visualized in detail. Polynomial copulas of degree 5 satisfying particular (in)equalities (symmetry, Schur concavity, positive and negative quadrant dependence, ultramodularity) are discussed and characterized. Then it is shown that for polynomial copulas of degree 5 the values of several dependence parameters (including Spearman’s rho, Kendall’s tau, Blomqvist’s beta, and Gini’s gamma) lie in exactly the same intervals as for the Eyraud-Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern copulas. Finally we prove that these dependence parameters attain all possible values in ]−1, 1[ if polynomial copulas of arbitrary degree are considered.