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Parameter estimation in nonlinear AR–GARCH models

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  • Mika Meitz

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    (Koc University)

  • Pentti Saikkonen

    (University of Helsinki)

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This paper develops an asymptotic estimation theory for nonlinear autoregressive models with conditionally heteroskedastic errors. We consider a general nonlinear autoregression of order p (AR(p)) with the conditional variance specified as a general nonlinear first order generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH(1,1)) model. We do not require the rescaled errors to be independent, but instead only to form a stationary and ergodic martingale difference sequence. Strong consistency and asymptotic normality of the global Gaussian quasi maximum likelihood (QML) estimator are established under conditions comparable to those recently used in the corresponding linear case. To the best of our knowledge, this paper provides the first results on consistency and asymptotic normality of the QML estimator in nonlinear autoregressive models with GARCH errors.

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Paper provided by Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum in its series Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers with number 1002.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Handle: RePEc:koc:wpaper:1002

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Keywords: Nonlinear Autoregression; Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity; Nonlinear Time Series Models; Quasi-Maximum Likelihood Estimation; Strong Consistency; Asymptotic Normality;

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  1. Meitz, Mika & Saikkonen, Pentti, 2013. "Maximum likelihood estimation of a noninvertible ARMA model with autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 227-255.
  2. KIlIç, Rehim, 2011. "Long memory and nonlinearity in conditional variances: A smooth transition FIGARCH model," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 368-378, March.
  3. Christophe Chorro & Dominique Guegan & Florian Ielpo & Hanjarivo Lalaharison, 2014. "Testing for Leverage Effect in Financial Returns," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14022, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  4. Mika Meitz & Pentti Saikkonen, 2008. "Parameter estimation in nonlinear AR-GARCH models," CREATES Research Papers 2008-30, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  5. Annastiina Silvennoinen & Timo Teräsvirta, 2012. "Modelling conditional correlations of asset returns: A smooth transition approach," CREATES Research Papers 2012-09, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  6. Cristina Amado & Timo Teräsvirta, 2011. "Modelling Volatility by Variance Decomposition," NIPE Working Papers 01/2011, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.
  7. Dong Li & Shiqing Ling & Jean-Michel Zakoian, 2013. "Asymptotic Inference in Multiple-Threshold Nonlinear Time Series Models," Working Papers 2013-51, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
  8. Lambert, Philippe & Laurent, Sébastien & Veredas, David, 2012. "Testing conditional asymmetry: A residual-based approach," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 36(8), pages 1229-1247.

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