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Efficient Bayesian estimation of multivariate state space models

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  • Strickland, Chris M.
  • Turner, Ian. W.
  • Denham, Robert
  • Mengersen, Kerrie L.
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    A Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo methodology is developed for the estimation of multivariate linear Gaussian state space models. In particular, an efficient simulation smoothing algorithm is proposed that makes use of the univariate representation of the state space model. Substantial gains over existing algorithms in computational efficiency are achieved using the new simulation smoother for the analysis of high dimensional multivariate time series. The methodology is used to analyse a multivariate time series dataset of the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), which is a proxy for the level of live vegetation, for a particular grazing property located in Queensland, Australia.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

    Volume (Year): 53 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 12 (October)
    Pages: 4116-4125

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:53:y:2009:i:12:p:4116-4125

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    1. Strid, Ingvar, 2010. "Efficient parallelisation of Metropolis-Hastings algorithms using a prefetching approach," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 54(11), pages 2814-2835, November.
    2. Ouysse, Rachida & Kohn, Robert, 2010. "Bayesian variable selection and model averaging in the arbitrage pricing theory model," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 54(12), pages 3249-3268, December.

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