Cross Sectional Extreme Value Analysis
On March 20, Juan-Juan and I start tracking the development of the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands. On this page we provide a daily update of the cross-sectional analysis of the infected rates over Dutch municipalities. Read the description of our current and historical data sets here.
Each day, we use the cross-sectional data of the infection rates over about 355 Dutch municipalities.
We select a set of the most infected municipalities and compare:
- the moment estimates of extreme values index and high quantiles; and
- the maximum likelihood estimates by fitting a generalized Pareto distribution.
We report the daily and historical statistics:
- Extreme Value Index. The higher index is, the larger heterogeneity among the most infected cities.
- High quantiles at level 99.9%, 99.5% and 99%. The quantiles are estimated by the maximum likelihood method.
- Fitted probability density function for the exceedances, for an expert/automatic choice of number of the most infected municipalities used in tail estimation.
Daily Statistics (update around 2:30 pm)
The number k = number of the most infected municipalities used in tail estimation
Infection rate = reported COVID-19 patients per 100,000 residents
Extreme value index today:
High quantiles today:
Fitted probability density function today:
Historical Statistics (as of 10 March)
There were too little observations before 10 March for effective estimation.
Extreme value indexes: more results here
High quantiles: more results here
Fitted probability density functions: more results here
- March 23: We have fixed a bug in the code, and made slight corrections to our statistics. There was one city missing in the tail estimation. We have added it back.
- March 23: we are adding the moment estimates of high quantiles to our daily and historical statistics. The moment estimates tend to be more stable over the choice of k during the recent period.