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Inference for stochastic volatility models using time change transformations

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  • Konstantinos Kalogeropoulos
  • Gareth O. Roberts
  • Petros Dellaportas

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We address the problem of parameter estimation for diffusion driven stochastic volatility models through Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). To avoid degeneracy issues we introduce an innovative reparametrisation defined through transformations that operate on the time scale of the diffusion. A novel MCMC scheme which overcomes the inherent difficulties of time change transformations is also presented. The algorithm is fast to implement and applies to models with stochastic volatility. The methodology is tested through simulation based experiments and illustrated on data consisting of US treasury bill rates.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 31421.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in Annals of Statistics, 2010, 38(2), pp. 784-807. ISSN: 0090-5364
Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:31421

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Keywords: imputation; Markov chain Monte Carlo; diffusion processes;

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  1. Kalogeropoulos, Konstantinos & Dellaportas, Petros & Roberts, Gareth O., 2007. "Likelihood-based inference for correlated diffusions," MPRA Paper 5696, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  1. Kalogeropoulos, Konstantinos & Dellaportas, Petros & Roberts, Gareth O., 2007. "Likelihood-based inference for correlated diffusions," MPRA Paper 5696, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Mario Cerrato & Chia Chun Lo & Konstantinos Skindilias, 2011. "Adaptive continuous time Markov chain approximation model to general jump-diffusions," Working Papers 2011_16, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.

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