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Stochastic volatility with leverage: fast likelihood inference

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  • Yasuhiro Omori

    (University of Tokyo)

  • Siddhartha Chib

    (Washington University)

  • Neil Shephard

    ()
    (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK)

  • Jouchi Nakajima

    (University of Tokyo)

Abstract

Kim, Shephard and Chib (1998) provided a Bayesian analysis of stochastic volatility models based on a very fast and reliable Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm. Their method ruled out the leverage effect, which limited its scope for applications. Despite this, their basic method has been extensively used in financial economics literature and more recently in macroeconometrics. In this paper we show how to overcome the limitation of this analysis so that the essence of the Kim, Shephard and Chib (1998) can be used to deal with the leverage effect, greatly extending the applicability of this method. Several illustrative examples are provided.

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Paper provided by Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford in its series Economics Papers with number 2004-W19.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 22 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:nuf:econwp:0419

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Keywords: Leverage effect; Markov chain Monte Carlo; Mixture sampler; Stochastic volatility; Stock returns.;

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  1. Tsunehiro Ishihara & Yasuhiro Omori & Manabu Asai, 2014. "Matrix Exponential Stochastic Volatility with Cross Leverage," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-932, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  2. Yuriy Kitsul & Jonathan H. Wright, 2012. "The Economics of Options-Implied Inflation Probability Density Functions," Economics Working Paper Archive 600, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics.
  3. Fruhwirth-Schnatter, Sylvia & Fruhwirth, Rudolf, 2007. "Auxiliary mixture sampling with applications to logistic models," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 51(7), pages 3509-3528, April.
  4. Toshitaka Sekine, 2006. "Time-varying exchange rate pass-through: experiences of some industrial countries," BIS Working Papers 202, Bank for International Settlements.
  5. Hans J. Skaug & Jun Yu, 2007. "Automated Likelihood Based Inference for Stochastic Volatility Models," Working Papers CoFie-01-2007, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics.
  6. Fulvia Focker & Umberto Triacca, 2006. "A new proxy of the average volatility of a basket of returns: A Monte Carlo study," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(15), pages 1-14.

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