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Consistent estimation of the memory parameter for nonlinear time series

  • Violetta Dalla
  • Liudas Giraitis
  • Javier Hidalgo

For linear processes, semiparametric estimation of the memory parameter, based on the log-periodogram and local Whittle estimators, has been exhaustively examined and their properties well established. However, except for some specific cases, little is known about the estimation of the memory parameter for nonlinear processes. The purpose of this paper is to provide the general conditions under which the local Whittle estimator of the memory parameter of a stationary process is consistent and to examine its rate of convergence. We show that these conditions are satisfied for linear processes and a wide class of nonlinear models, among others, signal plus noise processes, nonlinear transforms of a Gaussian process xi_t and exponential generalized autoregressive, conditionally heteroscedastic (EGARCH) models. Special cases where the estimator satisfies the central limit theorem are discussed. The finite-sample performance of the estimator is investigated in a small Monte Carlo study. Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 27 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (03)
Pages: 211-251

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