Jump tail dependence in Lévy copula models
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- Grothe, O. Extremes (2013) 16: 303. doi:10.1007/s10687-012-0162-1
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This paper investigates the dependence of extreme jumps in multivariate Lévy processes. We introduce a measure called jump tail dependence, defined as the probability of observing a large jump in one component of a process given a concurrent large jump in another component. We show that this measure is determined by the Lévy copula alone and that it is independent of marginal Lévy processes. We derive a consistent nonparametric estimator for jump tail dependence and establish its asymptotic distribution. Regarding the economic relevance of the measure, a simulation study illustrates that jump tail dependence has a substantial impact on financial portfolio distributions and optimal portfolio weights.