Copulas from the Fokker-Planck equation

Hi Jun Choe, Cheonghee Ahn, Beom Jin Kim, Yong Ki Ma

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We develop a theoretical framework addressing the joint distribution and provide a general equation for time-dependent copulas related to stochastic processes that arise in finance. The copula is a function that links univariate distributions to a joint multivariate distribution. The tractability and importance of a copula lie in the inference function for margins (IFM) method which is very suitable to use to achieve an understanding of many correlated statistical objects. We derive a parabolic equation for the copula governing the stochastic behavior with independent drifts and volatilities of multivariate objects. In fact, the Fokker-Planck equation for the stochastic differential equations with independent drifts and volatilities is modeled for the IFM. We also present numerical results which illustrate several sensitivity analyses of our scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-530
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 15

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Hi Jun Choe’s research was supported by the National Research Foundation ( NRF-2011-0028951 ). Yong-Ki Ma’s research was supported by a research grant from the Kongju National University in 2012.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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