Threshold selection in univariate extreme value analysis

Laura Fee Schneider, Andrea Krajina, Tatyana Krivobokova
2021 Extremes  
AbstractThreshold selection plays a key role in various aspects of statistical inference of rare events. In this work, two new threshold selection methods are introduced. The first approach measures the fit of the exponential approximation above a threshold and achieves good performance in small samples. The second method smoothly estimates the asymptotic mean squared error of the Hill estimator and performs consistently well over a wide range of processes. Both methods are analyzed
more » ... y, compared to existing procedures in an extensive simulation study and applied to a dataset of financial losses, where the underlying extreme value index is assumed to vary over time.
doi:10.1007/s10687-021-00405-7 fatcat:bffszbxf75fw7eaythqi26w5lm