Tail dependence for two skew t distributions

Thomas Fung, Eugene Seneta*

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We examine two bivariate skew t distributions, both of which generalize the bivariate symmetric t distribution. The second, based on the bivariate skew normal distribution, always displays positive asymptotic lower tail dependence. The difference is associated with the varying tail behavior of the marginals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-791
Number of pages8
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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