Analytical Derivatives for Markov Switching Models
AbstractThis paper derives analytical gradients for a broad class of regime- switching models with Markovian state-transition probabilities. Such models are usually estimated by maximum likelihood methods, which require the derivatives of the likelihood function with respect to the parameter vector. These gradients are usually calculated by means of numerical techniques. The paper shows that analytical gradients considerably speed up maximum-likelihood estimation with no loss in accuracy. A sample program listing is included.
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Date of creation: 28 Aug 1995
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- Gable, Jeff & van Norden, Simon & Vigfusson, Robert, 1997. "Analytical Derivatives for Markov Switching Models," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 10(2), pages 187-94, May.
- Jeff Gable & Simon van Norden & Robert Vigfusson, . "Analytical Derivatives for Markov Switching Models," Working Papers 95-7, Bank of Canada.
- C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
- D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
- D9 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice
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