Multivariate Probability

Author: John McColl
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780340719961
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This book is a comprehensive guide to multivariate probability for students who have an elementary knowledge of probability and are ready to move on to more advanced concepts Topics covered include: A review of basic probability theory, including core ideas about random variables Bivariate distributions and the general theory of random vectors Relationships between random variables Normal linear model and multivariate sampling distributions Generating functions and convergence. Each section is illustrated with numerous examples. Multivariate probability deliberately avoids a measure-theoretic approach in order to make these complex concepts easily accessible to a broad readership. Attention is restricted to discrete and (absolutely) continuous random variables. Although proofs are given of all the main results, this book is primarily intended to provide readers with the tools they require to build appropriate probability models for real-life situations. The usefulness of simulation in this respect is emphasized throughout the book.

Copulae And Multivariate Probability Distributions In Finance

Author: Alexandra Dias
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317976916
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Portfolio theory and much of asset pricing, as well as many empirical applications, depend on the use of multivariate probability distributions to describe asset returns. Traditionally, this has meant the multivariate normal (or Gaussian) distribution. More recently, theoretical and empirical work in financial economics has employed the multivariate Student (and other) distributions which are members of the elliptically symmetric class. There is also a growing body of work which is based on skew-elliptical distributions. These probability models all exhibit the property that the marginal distributions differ only by location and scale parameters or are restrictive in other respects. Very often, such models are not supported by the empirical evidence that the marginal distributions of asset returns can differ markedly. Copula theory is a branch of statistics which provides powerful methods to overcome these shortcomings. This book provides a synthesis of the latest research in the area of copulae as applied to finance and related subjects such as insurance. Multivariate non-Gaussian dependence is a fact of life for many problems in financial econometrics. This book describes the state of the art in tools required to deal with these observed features of financial data. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of Finance.

Probability Inequalities In Multivariate Distributions

Author: Y. L. Tong
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483269213
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Probability Inequalities in Multivariate Distributions is a comprehensive treatment of probability inequalities in multivariate distributions, balancing the treatment between theory and applications. The book is concerned only with those inequalities that are of types T1-T5. The conditions for such inequalities range from very specific to very general. Comprised of eight chapters, this volume begins by presenting a classification of probability inequalities, followed by a discussion on inequalities for multivariate normal distribution as well as their dependence on correlation coefficients. The reader is then introduced to inequalities for other well-known distributions, including the multivariate distributions of t, chi-square, and F; inequalities for a class of symmetric unimodal distributions and for a certain class of random variables that are positively dependent by association or by mixture; and inequalities obtainable through the mathematical tool of majorization and weak majorization. The book also describes some distribution-free inequalities before concluding with an overview of their applications in simultaneous confidence regions, hypothesis testing, multiple decision problems, and reliability and life testing. This monograph is intended for mathematicians, statisticians, students, and those who are primarily interested in inequalities.

Multivariate Statistics And Probability

Author: C. R. Rao
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483263835
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Multivariate Statistics and Probability: Essays in Memory of Paruchuri R. Krishnaiah is a collection of essays on multivariate statistics and probability in memory of Paruchuri R. Krishnaiah (1932-1987), who made significant contributions to the fields of multivariate statistical analysis and stochastic theory. The papers cover the main areas of multivariate statistical theory and its applications, as well as aspects of probability and stochastic analysis. Topics range from finite sampling and asymptotic results, including aspects of decision theory, Bayesian analysis, classical estimation, regression, and time-series problems. Comprised of 35 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the joint asymptotic distribution of marginal quantiles and quantile functions in samples from a multivariate population. The reader is then introduced to kernel estimators of density function of directional data; moment conditions for valid formal edgeworth expansions; and ergodicity and central limit theorems for a class of Markov processes. Subsequent chapters focus on minimal complete classes of invariant tests for equality of normal covariance matrices and sphericity; normed likelihood as saddlepoint approximation; generalized Gaussian random fields; and smoothness properties of the conditional expectation in finitely additive white noise filtering. This monograph should be of considerable interest to researchers as well as to graduate students working in theoretical and applied statistics, multivariate analysis, and random processes.

Sensitivity Uncertainty Analysis Volume 1

Author: Dan G. Cacuci
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203498798
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As computer-assisted modeling and analysis of physical processes have continued to grow and diversify, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses have become indispensable investigative scientific tools in their own right. While most techniques used for these analyses are well documented, there has yet to appear a systematic treatment of the method based

Decomposition Of Multivariate Probabilities

Author: Roger Cuppens
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483217647
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Decomposition of Multivariate Probability is a nine-chapter text that focuses on the problem of multivariate characteristic functions. After a brief introduction to some useful results on measures and integrals, this book goes on dealing with the classical theory and the Fourier-Stieltjes transforms of signed measures. The succeeding chapters explore the multivariate extension of the well-known Paley-Wiener theorem on functions that are entire of exponential type and square-integrable; the theory of infinitely divisible probabilities and the classical results of Hin?in; and the decompositions of analytic characteristic functions. Other chapters are devoted to the important problem of the description of a specific class on n-variate probabilities without indecomposable factors. The final chapter studies the problem of ?-decomposition of multivariate characteristic functions. This book will prove useful to mathematicians and advance undergraduate and graduate students.

Modern Statistical Methods For Spatial And Multivariate Data

Author: Norou Diawara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030114317
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This contributed volume features invited papers on current models and statistical methods for spatial and multivariate data. With a focus on recent advances in statistics, topics include spatio-temporal aspects, classification techniques, the multivariate outcomes with zero and doubly-inflated data, discrete choice modelling, copula distributions, and feasible algorithmic solutions. Special emphasis is placed on applications such as the use of spatial and spatio-temporal models for rainfall in South Carolina and the multivariate sparse areal mixed model for the Census dataset for the state of Iowa. Articles use simulated and aggregated data examples to show the flexibility and wide applications of proposed techniques. Carefully peer-reviewed and pedagogically presented for a broad readership, this volume is suitable for graduate and postdoctoral students interested in interdisciplinary research. Researchers in applied statistics and sciences will find this book an important resource on the latest developments in the field. In keeping with the STEAM-H series, the editors hope to inspire interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration.

Computation Of Multivariate Normal And T Probabilities

Author: Alan Genz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642016898
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Multivariate normal and t probabilities are needed for statistical inference in many applications. Modern statistical computation packages provide functions for the computation of these probabilities for problems with one or two variables. This book describes recently developed methods for accurate and efficient computation of the required probability values for problems with two or more variables. The book discusses methods for specialized problems as well as methods for general problems. The book includes examples that illustrate the probability computations for a variety of applications.