Microeconomic Models for Long-Memory in the Volatility of Financial Time Series
AbstractWe show that a class of microeconomic behavioral models with interacting agents, introduced by Kirman (1991,1993), can replicate the empirical long-memory properties of the two first conditional moments of financial time series. The essence of these models is that the forecasts and thus the desired trades of individuals are influenced, directly or indirectly by those of the other participants. These "field effects" generate herding behaviour which affects the structure of the asset price dynamics. The series of squared returns and absolute returns generated by these models display long-memory, while the returns are uncorrelated. Furthermore, this class of modesl is also able to replicate the common long-memory properties in the volatility and co-volatility of financial time-series uncovered by Teyssiere (1997,1998). These properties are investigated by using various semiparametric and non-parametric tests and estimators.
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long-memory; microeconomic models; field effects;
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- Kirman Alan & Teyssière Gilles, 2002. "Microeconomic Models for Long Memory in the Volatility of Financial Time Series," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(4), pages 1-23, January.
- KIRMAN, Alan & TEYSSIÈRE, Gilles, . "Microeconomic models for long memory in the volatility of financial time series," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1593, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- Gilles Teyssière & Alan Kirman, 2001. "Microeconomic Models for Long-Memory in the Volatility of Financial Time Series," CeNDEF Workshop Papers, January 2001 5A.4, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.
- KIRMAN, Alan & TEYSSIÈRE, Gilles, 2002. "Microeconomic models for long-memory in the volatility of financial time series," CORE Discussion Papers 2002056, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
- C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
- C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models &bull Diffusion Processes
- C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
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- NEP-ALL-2001-05-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-FIN-2001-05-02 (Finance)
- NEP-MIC-2001-05-02 (Microeconomics)
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