Statistical inference for expectile-based risk measures

Research paper by Volker Krätschmer, Henryk Zähle

Indexed on: 20 Jan '16Published on: 20 Jan '16Published in: Mathematics - Statistics

Abstract

Expectiles were introduced by Newey and Powell (1987) in the context of linear regression models. Recently, Bellini et al. (2014) revealed that expectiles can also be seen as reasonable law-invariant risk measures. In this article, we show that the corresponding statistical functionals are continuous w.r.t. the \$1\$-weak topology and suitably functionally differentiable. By means of these regularity results we can derive several properties as consistency, asymptotic normality, bootstrap consistency, and qualitative robustness of the corresponding estimators in nonparametric and parametric statistical models.