Skip to main content
Article
Gruss-type bounds for covariances and the notion of quadrant dependence in expectation
Central European Journal of Mathematics (2011)
  • Martin Egozcue
  • Luis Fuentes García
  • Ricardas Zitikis
  • Wing Keung Wong
Abstract

We show that Grüss-type probabilistic inequalities for covariances can be considerably sharpened when the underlying random variables are quadrant dependent in expectation (QDE). The herein established covariance bounds not only sharpen the classical Grüss inequality but also improve upon recently derived Grüss-type bounds under the assumption of quadrant dependency (QD), which is stronger than QDE. We illustrate our general results with examples based on specially devised bivariate distributions that are QDE but not QD. Such results play important roles in decision making under uncertainty, and particularly in areas such as economics, finance, and insurance.

Publication Date
May 7, 2011
Citation Information
Martin Egozcue, Luis Fuentes García, Ricardas Zitikis and Wing Keung Wong. "Gruss-type bounds for covariances and the notion of quadrant dependence in expectation" Central European Journal of Mathematics Vol. 9 Iss. 6 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/luis_fuentesgarcia/1/