Statistical Analysis of Extreme Values

with Applications to Insurance, Finance, Hydrology and Other Fields

Author: Rolf-Dieter Reiss,Michael Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764373997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 511

View: 4315

Statistical analysis of extreme data is vital to many disciplines including hydrology, insurance, finance, engineering and environmental sciences. This book provides a self-contained introduction to parametric modeling, exploratory analysis and statistical interference for extreme values. For this Third Edition, the entire text has been thoroughly updated and rearranged to meet contemporary requirements, with new sections and chapters address such topics as dependencies, the conditional analysis and the multivariate modeling of extreme data. New chapters include An Overview of Reduced-Bias Estimation; The Spectral Decomposition Methodology; About Tail Independence; and Extreme Value Statistics of Dependent Random Variables.

An Introduction to Statistical Modeling of Extreme Values

Author: Stuart Coles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447136756

Category: Mathematics

Page: 209

View: 3743

Directly oriented towards real practical application, this book develops both the basic theoretical framework of extreme value models and the statistical inferential techniques for using these models in practice. Intended for statisticians and non-statisticians alike, the theoretical treatment is elementary, with heuristics often replacing detailed mathematical proof. Most aspects of extreme modeling techniques are covered, including historical techniques (still widely used) and contemporary techniques based on point process models. A wide range of worked examples, using genuine datasets, illustrate the various modeling procedures and a concluding chapter provides a brief introduction to a number of more advanced topics, including Bayesian inference and spatial extremes. All the computations are carried out using S-PLUS, and the corresponding datasets and functions are available via the Internet for readers to recreate examples for themselves. An essential reference for students and researchers in statistics and disciplines such as engineering, finance and environmental science, this book will also appeal to practitioners looking for practical help in solving real problems. Stuart Coles is Reader in Statistics at the University of Bristol, UK, having previously lectured at the universities of Nottingham and Lancaster. In 1992 he was the first recipient of the Royal Statistical Society's research prize. He has published widely in the statistical literature, principally in the area of extreme value modeling.

Statistics of Extremes

Theory and Applications

Author: Jan Beirlant,Yuri Goegebeur,Johan Segers,Jozef L. Teugels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470012374

Category: Mathematics

Page: 522

View: 3463

Research in the statistical analysis of extreme values has flourished over the past decade: new probability models, inference and data analysis techniques have been introduced; and new application areas have been explored. Statistics of Extremes comprehensively covers a wide range of models and application areas, including risk and insurance: a major area of interest and relevance to extreme value theory. Case studies are introduced providing a good balance of theory and application of each model discussed, incorporating many illustrated examples and plots of data. The last part of the book covers some interesting advanced topics, including time series, regression, multivariate and Bayesian modelling of extremes, the use of which has huge potential.

Extreme Values

Statistical Analysis Using R

Author: Lee Fawcett,David Walshaw

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780470746455

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 5509

The statistical analysis of extremes is becoming more and more prevalent as we observe increasing levels of variability and turbulence, both in the natural world, and within social organizations such as commercial and financial institutions. In this book, full coverage is given to the analysis of extreme value data using R, providing the reader with the best starting point for analyzing data when the aim is inference about extreme values of the underlying process. The main topics in extreme value analysis are featured, together with a clear practical guide on how to implement the relevant statistical analysis using R. The book is aimed at those needing to carry out extreme value analyses, examples used will be taken from applications in engineering, reliability studies and in financial analysis where extremes are of interest (e.g. insurance/reinsurance).

Statistical Analysis of Management Data

Author: Hubert Gatignon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402073151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 7736

Introduction. 1.1. Overview. 1.2. Objectives. 1.3. Types of Scales. 1.4. Topics Covered. 1.5. Pedagogy. 2: Multivariate Normal Distribution. 2.1. Univariate Normal Distribution. 2.2. Bivariate Normal Distribution. 2.3. Generalization to Multivariate Case. 2.4. Tests about Means. >2.5. Examples. 2.6. Assignment. 2.7. References. 3: Measurement Theory: Reliability and Factor Analysis. 3.1. Notions of Measurement Theory. 3.2. Factor Analysis. 3.3. Conclusion - Procedure for Scale Construction. 3.4. Application Examples. 3.5. Assignment. 3.6. References.4: Multiple Regression with a Single Dependent Variable. 4.1. Statistical Inference: Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood. 4.2. Pooling Issues. 4.3. Examples of Linear Model Estimation with SAS. 4.4. Assignment. 4.5. References. 5: System of Equations. 5.1. Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR). 5.2. A System of Simultaneous Equations. 5.3. Simultaneity and Identification. 5.4. Summary. 5.5. Examples Using SAS. 5.6. Assignment. 5.7. References. 6: Categorial Dependent Variables. 6.1. Discriminant Analysis. 6.2. Quantal Choice Models. 6.3. Examples. 6.4. Assignment. 6.5. References. 7: Rank Ordered Data. 7.1. Conjoint Analysis - MONANOVA. 7.2. Ordered Probit. 7.3. Examples. 7.4. Assignment. 7.5. References. 8: Error in Variables - Analysis of Covariance Structure. 8.1. The Impact of Imperfect Measures. 8.2. Analysis of Covariance Structures. 8.3. Examples. 8.4. Assignment. 8.5. References. 9: Analyses of Similarity and Preference Data. 9.1.Proximity Matrices. 9.2. Problem Definition. 9.3. Individual Differences in Similarity Judgements. 9.4. Analysis of Preference Data. 9.5.Examples. 9.6. Assignment. 9.7. References. Appendices. A: Rules in Matrix Algebra. B: Statistical Tables. C: Description of Data Sets.

Advances in Regression, Survival Analysis, Extreme Values, Markov Processes and Other Statistical Applications

Author: João Lita da Silva,Frederico Caeiro,Isabel Natário,Carlos A. Braumann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642349048

Category: Mathematics

Page: 471

View: 8966

This volume of the Selected Papers from Portugal is a product of the Seventeenth Congress of the Portuguese Statistical Society, held at the beautiful resort seaside city of Sesimbra, Portugal, from September 30 to October 3, 2009. It covers a broad scope of theoretical, methodological as well as application-oriented articles in domains such as: Linear Models and Regression, Survival Analysis, Extreme Value Theory, Statistics of Diffusions, Markov Processes and other Statistical Applications.

Statistical Analysis of Natural Disasters and Related Losses

Author: V.F. Pisarenko,M.V. Rodkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319014544

Category: Nature

Page: 81

View: 6028

The study of disaster statistics and disaster occurrence is a complicated interdisciplinary field involving the interplay of new theoretical findings from several scientific fields like mathematics, physics, and computer science. Statistical studies on the mode of occurrence of natural disasters largely rely on fundamental findings in the statistics of rare events, which were derived in the 20th century. With regard to natural disasters, it is not so much the fact that the importance of this problem for mankind was recognized during the last third of the 20th century - the myths one encounters in ancient civilizations show that the problem of disasters has always been recognized - rather, it is the fact that mankind now possesses the necessary theoretical and practical tools to effectively study natural disasters, which in turn supports effective, major practical measures to minimize their impact. All the above factors have resulted in considerable progress in natural disaster research. Substantial accrued material on natural disasters and the use of advanced recording techniques have opened new doors for empirical analysis. However, despite the considerable progress made, the situation is still far from ideal. Sufficiently complete catalogs of events are still not available for many types of disasters, and the methodological and even terminological bases of research need to be further developed and standardized. The present monograph summarizes recent advances in the field of disaster statistics, primarily focusing on the occurrence of disasters that can be described by distributions with heavy tails. These disasters typically occur on a very broad range of scales, the rare greatest events being capable of causing losses comparable to the total losses of all smaller disasters of the same type. Audience: This SpringerBrief will be a valuable resource for those working in the fields of natural disaster research, risk assessment and loss mitigation at regional and federal governing bodies and in the insurance business, as well as for a broad range of readers interested in problems concerning natural disasters and their effects on human life.

Statistical Analysis of Stationary Time Series

Author: Ulf Grenander,Murray Rosenblatt

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821844377

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

View: 5070

From the Preface to the First Edition (1957): ``The purpose of this book is two-fold. It is written in the terminology of the theoretical statistician because one of our objectives is to direct his attention to an approach to time series analysis that is essentially different from most of the techniques used by time series analysts in the past. The second objective is to present a unified treatment of methods that are being used increasingly in the physical sciences and technology. We hope that the book will be of considerable interest to research workers in these fields. Keeping the first objective in mind, we have given a rigorous mathematical discussion of these new topics in time series analysis. The existing literature in time series analysis is characterized with few exceptions by a lack of precision both in conception and in the mathematical treatment of the problems dealt with. To avoid this vagueness, we have devoted more space to rigorous proofs than may appear necessary to some readers, but we believe that a study of the proofs will furnish valuable clues to the practical validity of the results and be an important guide to intuition. We have tried to balance the formal proofs with intuitive remarks and comments on practical applications. While the regularity assumptions we have required in many cases may seem restrictive, appropriately interpreted they give an indication of the range in which the methods are practically valid. We have made such interpretations in the comments accompanying the formal proofs.'' Readers should have knowledge of statistics and basic probability. The second edition was printed with corrections.

Statistical Analysis of Environmental Space-Time Processes

Author: Nhu D. Le,James V. Zidek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387354298

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 7548

This book provides a broad introduction to the subject of environmental space-time processes, addressing the role of uncertainty. It covers a spectrum of technical matters from measurement to environmental epidemiology to risk assessment. It showcases non-stationary vector-valued processes, while treating stationarity as a special case. In particular, with members of their research group the authors developed within a hierarchical Bayesian framework, the new statistical approaches presented in the book for analyzing, modeling, and monitoring environmental spatio-temporal processes. Furthermore they indicate new directions for development.

Einführung in Statistik und Messwertanalyse für Physiker


Author: G. Bohm,G. Zech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783540257592


Page: 400

View: 2686

Die Einf]hrung in die Statistik und Messwertanalyse f]r Physiker richtet sich weniger an mathematischen \berlegungen aus, sondern stellt die praktische Anwendung in den Vordergrund und schdrft die Intuition experimentelle Ergebnisse richtig einzuschdtzen. Zahlreiche ausf]hrlich betrachtete Beispiele dienen dazu, hdufig bei der Datenanalyse gemachte Fehler zu vermeiden (unsinnige Anwendung des Chi-Quadrattests, Funktionenanpassung bei falscher Parametrisierung, Entfaltung mit willk]rlicher Regularisierung). Ein besonderes Augenmerk wird auf den Vergleich von Daten mit Monte-Carlo-Simulationen gelenkt. Moderne Experimente kommen nicht ohne Simulation aus. Deshalb ist es wichtig zu wissen, wie Parameteranpassungen und Entfaltungen in diesem Fall durchgef]rt werden. Au_erdem werden den Studierenden moderne Entwicklungen der Statistik nahegebracht, die in dlteren Lehrb]chern nicht behandelt werden.

Statistics of Extremes

Author: E. J. Gumbel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154483

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 5053

This classic text covers order statistics and their exceedances; exact distribution of extremes; the 1st asymptotic distribution; uses of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd asymptotes; more. 1958 edition. Includes 44 tables and 97 graphs.

Advances in Financial Risk Management

Corporates, Intermediaries and Portfolios

Author: Jonathan A. Batten,Peter MacKay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 2007

The latest research on measuring, managing and pricing financial risk. Three broad perspectives are considered: financial risk in non-financial corporations; in financial intermediaries such as banks; and finally within the context of a portfolio of securities of different credit quality and marketability.

Introduction to the Statistical Analysis of Categorical Data

Author: Erling B. Andersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540623991

Category: Mathematics

Page: 265

View: 9434

This book deals with the analysis of categorical data. Statistical models, especially log-linear models for contingency tables and logistic regression, are described and applied to real life data. Special emphasis is given to the use of graphical methods.

The New Statistical Analysis of Data

Author: T.W. Anderson,Jeremy Finn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387946191

Category: Mathematics

Page: 713

View: 2314

A non-calculus based introduction for students studying statistics, business, engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and education. It presents a thorough coverage of statistical techniques and includes numerous examples largely drawn from actual research studies. Little mathematical background is required and explanations of important concepts are based on providing intuition using illustrative figures and numerical examples. The first part shows how statistical methods are used in diverse fields in answering important questions, while part two covers descriptive statistics and considers the organisation and summarisation of data. Parts three to five cover probability, statistical inference, and more advanced statistical techniques.

Extremes in Random Fields

A Theory and Its Applications

Author: Benjamin Yakir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118720628

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 5326

Presents a useful new technique for analyzing theextreme-value behaviour of random fields Modern science typically involves the analysis of increasinglycomplex data. The extreme values that emerge in the statisticalanalysis of complex data are often of particular interest. Thisbook focuses on the analytical approximations of the statisticalsignificance of extreme values. Several relatively complexapplications of the technique to problems that emerge in practicalsituations are presented. All the examples are difficult toanalyze using classical methods, and as a result, the authorpresents a novel technique, designed to be more accessible to theuser. Extreme value analysis is widely applied in areas such asoperational research, bioinformatics, computer science, finance andmany other disciplines. This book will be useful for scientists,engineers and advanced graduate students who need to develop theirown statistical tools for the analysis of their data. Whilst thisbook may not provide the reader with the specific answer it willinspire them to rethink their problem in the context of randomfields, apply the method, and produce a solution.

Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability

Author: John A. Church,Philip L. Woodworth,Thorkild Aarup,W. Stanley Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340778

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 5369

Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea-level rise, presents up-to-date assessments of past sea-level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea-level rise, and explores how sea-level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea-level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea-level rise and its impacts on society. Key Features: Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts Multidisciplinary Four color throughout Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research The book is for everyone interested in sea-level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers. Additional resources for this book can be found at:

An Introduction to Statistical Analysis of Random Arrays

Author: Vâčeslav Leonidovič Girko

Publisher: VSP

ISBN: 9789067642934

Category: Mathematics

Page: 673

View: 3618

This book contains the results of 30 years of investigation by the author into the creation of a new theory on statistical analysis of observations, based on the principle of random arrays of random vectors and matrices of increasing dimensions. It describes limit phenomena of sequences of random observations, which occupy a central place in the theory of random matrices. This is the first book to explore statistical analysis of random arrays and provides the necessary tools for such analysis. This book is a natural generalization of multidimensional statistical analysis and aims to provide its readers with new, improved estimators of this analysis. The book consists of 14 chapters and opens with the theory of sample random matrices of fixed dimension, which allows to envelop not only the problems of multidimensional statistical analysis, but also some important problems of mechanics, physics and economics. The second chapter deals with all 50 known canonical equations of the new statistical analysis, which form the basis for finding new and improved statistical estimators. Chapters 3-5 contain detailed proof of the three main laws on the theory of sample random matrices. In chapters 6-10 detailed, strong proofs of the Circular and Elliptic Laws and their generalization are given. In chapters 11-13 the convergence rates of spectral functions are given for the practical application of new estimators and important questions on random matrix physics are considered. The final chapter contains 54 new statistical estimators, which generalize the main estimators of statistical analysis.

Snow Engineering 2000: Recent Advances and Developments

Author: E. Hjorth-Hansen,I. Holand,S. Loset,H. Norem

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058091482

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 470

View: 8242

This volume presents the background to the recently developed European standard (CEN standard) on snow loads. Many of the papers on "structural engineering" describe results from a European snow project that was completed in 1999.

Extreme Value Theory

An Introduction

Author: Laurens de Haan,Ana Ferreira

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387239464

Category: Mathematics

Page: 418

View: 9787

Focuses on theoretical results along with applications All the main topics covering the heart of the subject are introduced to the reader in a systematic fashion Concentration is on the probabilistic and statistical aspects of extreme values Excellent introduction to extreme value theory at the graduate level, requiring only some mathematical maturity