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ISRN Probability and Statistics
Volume 2012, Article ID 717839, 7 pages
Research Article

On the Relationship between Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Kendall’s Tau under Bivariate Homogeneous Shock Model

Department of Mathematics, Kean University, Union, NJ 07083, USA

Received 2 March 2012; Accepted 12 April 2012

Academic Editors: M. Galea, J. Hu, and A. Pascucci

Copyright © 2012 Jiantian Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper studies the relationship between Kendall's tau and Pearson correlation coefficient under the so-called bivariate homogeneous shock (BHS) model. We find Capéraà-Genest-type inequality may not hold for general BHS model. Computational simulations suggest that the Denials' inequality is likely to be true.