Title: Joint random partition models for multivariate change point analysis
Authors: Jose Javier Quinlan Binelli - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile)
Garritt Page - Brigham Young University (United States)
Mauricio Castro - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile) [presenting]
Abstract: Change point analyses are concerned with identifying positions of an ordered stochastic process that undergo abrupt local changes of some underlying distribution. When multiple processes are observed, it is often the case that information regarding the change point positions is shared across the different processes. A method is described that takes advantage of this type of information. Since the number and position of change points can be described through a partition with contiguous clusters, our approach develops a joint model for these types of partitions. We describe computational strategies associated with our approach and illustrate improved performance in detecting change points through a small simulation study. We then apply our method to a financial data set of emerging markets in Latin America and highlight interesting insights discovered due to the correlation between change point locations among these economies.