Estimation of extreme value dependence: application to Australian spot electricity prices

  • Author / Creator
    Frolova, Nadezda
  • There is an increasing interest in extreme value analysis for financial and climate data. Various statistical methods have been developed for estimating extreme value dependence in time series data sets and the field continues to grow. In this work we consider four statistical methods for estimating extreme value dependence: the extremogram and cross extremogram, quantile regression, the cross-quantilogram and the upper tail dependence coefficient estimated using Gumbel copulas. We consider within series dependence but also cross serial dependence which may be of more interest. We compare the four methods using a data set of spot electricity prices from Australian states included in the National Electricity Market. In addition we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Finally, a freeware R package, "extremogram", is made available that implements the extremogram methods.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2016
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    Master of Science
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