Confidence band for expectation dependence with applications

Xu GUO, Jingyuan LI*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Motivated by the applications of the concept of expectation dependence in economics and finance, we propose a method to construct uniform confidence band for expectation dependence. It is derived based on Hoeffding’s inequality. Our proposed confidence band can be explicitly expressed and thus it is very easy to implement. Our method has applications to demand for a risky asset and first-order risk aversion problems. Simulations suggest our proposed confidence interval can control the coverage probabilities very well, and the average lengths are very short. Two empirical applications are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the constructed confidence band of expectation dependence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalInsurance : Mathematics and Economics
Early online date3 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Bibliographical note

The research described here was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (NR2015001); the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China, grant No. BK20150732; General Research Fund of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council under Research Project No. LU13500814; the Faculty Research Grant of Lingnan University under Research Project No. DR12A9; Direct Grant for Research of Lingnan University under Research Project No. DR13C8.


  • Confidence band estimation
  • Demand for a risky asset
  • Expectation dependence
  • First-order risk aversion
  • Hoeffding’s inequality


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