Extreme behaviour for bivariate elliptical distributions

Belkacem Abdous, Anne Laure Fougères, Kilani Ghoudi

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    The authors examine the asymptotic behaviour of conditional threshold exceedance probabilities for an elliptically distributed pair (X,Y) of random variables. More precisely, they investigate the limiting behaviour of the conditional distribution of Y given that X becomes extreme. They show that this behaviour differs between regularly and rapidly varying tails.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317-334
    Number of pages18
    JournalCanadian Journal of Statistics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005


    • Conditional distribution
    • Elliptical distribution
    • Exceedance probability
    • Extremal behaviour
    • Tail dependence
    • Threshold

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistics and Probability
    • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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