A moment estimator for the conditional extreme-value index


  • Stupfler Gilles

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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.

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