# Geir Drage BerentsenNHH Norwegian School of Economics | NHH · Department of Business and Management Science

Geir Drage Berentsen

PhD

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The Norwegian government aims to install offshore wind power with a total capacity of 30 gigawatts by 2040, and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate has suggested twenty candidate regions. We show that the potential for reducing overall power production variance across these regions is high using modern portfolio theory and the hour...

The Norwegian government aims to install offshore wind power with a total capacity of 30 gigawatts by 2040, and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate has suggested twenty candidate regions. We show that the potential for reducing overall power production variance across these regions is high using modern portfolio theory and the hour...

A popular way to estimate the parameters of a hidden Markov model (HMM) is direct numerical maximization (DNM) of the (log-)likelihood function. The advantages of employing the TMB (Kris- tensen et al., 2016) framework in R for this purpose were illustrated recently Bacri et al. (2022). In this paper, we present extensions of these results in two d...

Background
The heritability of traits such as body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity, is generally estimated using family and twin studies, and increasingly by molecular genetic approaches. These studies generally assume that genetic effects are uniform across all trait values, yet there is emerging evidence that this may not always be the cas...

A very common way to estimate the parameters of a hidden Markov model (HMM) is the relatively straightforward computation of maximum likelihood (ML) estimates. For this task, most users rely on user-friendly implementation of the estimation routines via an interpreted programming language such as the statistical software environment R (R Core Team,...

A very common way to estimate the parameters of a hidden Markov model (HMM) is the relatively straightforward computation of maximum likelihood (ML) estimates. For this task, most users rely on user‐friendly implementation of the estimation routines via an interpreted programming language such as the statistical software environment R. Such an appr...

In this paper, we report robust evidence that the process of corporate defaults is time‐dependent and can be modelled by extending an autoregressive count time series model class via the introduction of regime‐switching. That is, some of the parameters of the model depend on the regime of an unobserved Markov chain, capturing the model changes duri...

The Granger causality test is essential for detecting lead–lag relationships between time series. Traditionally, one uses a linear version of the test, essentially based on a linear time series regression, itself being based on autocorrelations and cross-correlations of the series. In the present paper, we employ a local Gaussian approach in an emp...

The heritability of traits such as body mass index (BMI), a measure of obesity, is generally estimated using family, twin, and increasingly by molecular genetic approaches. These studies generally assume that genetic effects are uniform across all trait values, yet there is emerging evidence that this may not always be the case. This paper analyzes...

It is well known that there are asymmetric dependence structures between financial returns. This paper describes a portfolio selection method rooted in the classical mean–variance framework that incorporates such asymmetric dependency structures using a nonparametric measure of local dependence, the local Gaussian correlation (LGC). It is shown tha...

It is well known that there are asymmetric dependence structures between financial returns. In this paper we use a new nonparametric measure of local dependence, the local Gaussian correlation, to improve portfolio allocation. We extend the classical mean-variance framework, and show that the portfolio optimization is straightforward using our new...

Aims
Caesarean section (CS) is a medical intervention performed in Norway when a surgical delivery is considered more beneficial than a vaginal. Because deliveries with higher risk are centralized to larger hospitals, use of CS varies considerably between hospitals. We describe how the use of CS varies geographically by municipality. Since indicati...

Classical heritability models for family data split the phenotype variance into genetic and environmental components. For instance, the ACE model in twin studies assumes the phenotype variance decomposes as a² + c² + e², representing (additive) genetic effects, common (shared) environment, and residual environment, respectively. However, for some p...

This paper introduces a new measure of heritability which relaxes the classical assumption that the degree of heritability of a continuous trait can be summarized by a single number.This measure can be used in situations where the trait dependence structure between family members is nonlinear, in which case traditional mixed effects models and cova...

This article extends the autoregressive count time series model class by allowing for a model with regimes, that is, some of the parameters in the model depend on the state of an unobserved Markov chain. We develop a quasi-maximum likelihood estimator by adapting the extended Hamilton-Grey algorithm for the Poisson log-linear autoregressive model,...

This article consists of two parts. The first one contains a brief review of global and local dependence measures, including the local Gaussian correlation. For this, the local correlation at a point x is obtained by approximating the given bivariate density f at x by a bivariate Gaussian and then taking the correlation of that bivariate Gaussian a...

It is well known that the traditional Pearson correlation in many cases fails to capture non-linear dependence structures in bivariate data. Other scalar measures capable of capturing non-linear dependence exist. A common disadvantage of such measures, however, is that they cannot distinguish between negative and positive dependence, and typically...

In this paper we examine the relationship between a newly developed local dependence measure, the local Gaussian correlation, and standard copula theory. We are able to describe characteristics of the dependence structure in different copula models in terms of the local Gaussian correlation. Further, we construct a goodness-of-fit test for bivariat...

Quantifying non-linear dependence structures between two random variables is a challenging task. There exist several bona-fide dependence measures able to capture the strength of the non-linear association, but they typically give little information about how the variables are associated. This problem has been recognized by several authors and has...