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Properties of Moments of a Family of GARCH Processes

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  • He, Changli

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    (Dept. of Economic Statistics, Stockholm School of Economics)

  • Teräsvirta, Timo

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    (Dept. of Economic Statistics, Stockholm School of Economics)

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This paper considers the moments of a family of first-order GARCH processes. First, a general condition of the existence of any integer moment of the absolute values of the observations is given. Second, a general expression for this moment as a function of lower-order moments is derived. Third, the kurtosis and the autocorrelation function of the squared and absolute-valued observations are derived. The results apply to a host of different GARCH parameterizations. Finally, the existence, or the lack thereof, of a theoretical counterpart to the so-called Taylor effect for some members of this GARCH family is discussed. Possibilities of extending some of the results to higher-order GARCH processes are indicated and potential applications of the statistical theory proposed.

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Paper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 198.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 26 Sep 1997
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Econometrics, 1999, pages 173-192.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0198

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Keywords: Conditional variance; heteroskedasticity; second-order dependence; stochastic volatility; time series;

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