A class of CUSUM tests using empirical distributions for tail changes in weakly dependent processes

  • Kim, JunHyeong (Department of Industrial Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Hwang, Eunju (Department of Applied Statistics, Gachon University)
  • Received : 2019.07.08
  • Accepted : 2020.01.06
  • Published : 2020.03.31


We consider a wide class of general weakly-dependent processes, called ψ-weak dependence, which unify almost all weak dependence structures of interest found in statistics under natural conditions on process parameters, such as mixing, association, Bernoulli shifts, and Markovian sequences. For detecting the tail behavior of the weakly dependent processes, change point tests are developed by means of cumulative sum (CUSUM) statistics with the empirical distribution functions of sample extremes. The null limiting distribution is established as a Brownian bridge. Its proof is based on the ψ-weak dependence structure and the existence of the phantom distribution function of stationary weakly-dependent processes. A Monte-Carlo study is conducted to see the performance of sizes and powers of the CUSUM tests in GARCH(1, 1) models; in addition, real data applications are given with log-returns of financial data such as the Korean stock price index.


Supported by : Gachon University


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