Agnieszka Lach , Łukasz Smaga

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The aim of this paper is to investigate the finite sample behavior of seven goodness-of-fit tests for left truncated distributions of Chernobai et al. (2015) in terms of size and power. Simulation experiments are based on artificial data generated from the distributions that were used in the past or are used nowadays to describe the tails of asset returns. The study was conducted for different tail thickness and for changing truncation point. Simulation results indicate that the testing procedures do not work equally well under finite samples, and some of them require quite large number of observations to perform satisfactorily.


goodness of fit tests, power of test, R program, size of test, truncated distributions


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