Humboldt University of Berlin, Collaborative Research Center 649 - Economic Risk, Berlin
We consider the problem of estimating the conditional quantile of a time series fYtg at time t given covariates Xt, where Xt can ei- ther exogenous variables or lagged variables of Yt . The conditional quantile is estimated by inverting a kernel estimate of the conditional distribution function, and we prove its asymptotic normality and uni- form strong consistency. The performance of the estimate for light and heavy-tailed distributions of the innovations are evaluated by a simulation study. Finally, the technique is applied to estimate VaR of stocks in DAX, and its performance is compared with the existing standard methods using backtesting.
Conditional quantile kernel estimate quantile autoregression time series uniform consistency value-at-risk