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EVALUATING THE ACCURACY OF TAIL RISK FORECASTS FOR SYSTEMIC RISK MEASUREMENT

Christian Brownlees (), Giuseppe Cavaliere () and Alice Monti ()
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Alice Monti: #x2020;University of Bologna, Department of Economics, Piazza Scaravilli, 2, Bologna, Italy

Annals of Financial Economics (AFE), 2018, vol. 13, issue 02, 1-25

Abstract: In this paper, we address how to evaluate tail risk forecasts for systemic risk (SRISK) measurement. We propose two loss functions, the Tail Tick Loss and the Tail Mean Square Error, to evaluate, respectively, Conditional Value-at-Risk (CoVaR) and MES forecasts. We then analyse CoVaR and MES forecasts for a panel of top US financial institutions between 2000 and 2012 constructed using a set of bivariate DCC-GARCH-type models. The empirical results highlight the importance of using an appropriate loss function for the evaluation of such forecasts. Among other findings, the analysis confirms that the DCC-GJR specification provides accurate predictions for both CoVaR and MES, in particular for the riskiest group of institutions in the panel (Broker-Dealers).

Keywords: Systemic risk; conditional value-at-risk; marginal expected shortfall; dcc model; forecasting; forecast evaluation; tick loss; loss functions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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