Extreme Events – Specimen Question
A.4.2(d) – Answer/Hints
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Q. What lessons might you
when used to estimate the likelihood of extreme events?
The main lesson that can be drawn from (c) is that if
observations are likely to be drawn from quite fat-tailed distributions then
the dominant drivers of likelihood of extreme events occurring may relate to
the extent to which a possible contribution is fat-tailed, rather than the
extent to which the contribution has high variability. This is essentially the
same point as was noted in Chapter 4 of the book Extreme Events.
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