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Copula-based dependence measures

Eckhard Liebscher
  • University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, Department of Computer Science and Communication Systems, D-06217 Merseburg, Germany
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Published Online: 2014-10-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/demo-2014-0004


The aim of the present paper is to examine two wide classes of dependence coefficients including several well-known coefficients, for example Spearman’s ρ, Spearman’s footrule, and the Gini coefficient. There is a close relationship between the two classes: The second class is obtained by a symmetrisation of the coefficients in the former class. The coefficients of the first class describe the deviation from monotonically increasing dependence. The construction of the coefficients can be explained by geometric arguments. We introduce estimators of the dependence coefficients and prove their asymptotic normality.

Keywords: dependence measures; pearman’s ρ; Spearman’s footrule; estimators for dependence measures

MSC: 62H20


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Received: 2014-05-23

Accepted: 2014-09-17

Published Online: 2014-10-10

Citation Information: Dependence Modeling, Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-2298, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/demo-2014-0004.

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