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Bootstrapping a weighted linear estimator of the ARCH parameters

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  • Arup Bose
  • Kanchan Mukherjee

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A standard assumption while deriving the asymptotic distribution of the quasi maximum likelihood estimator in ARCH models is that all ARCH parameters must be strictly positive. This assumption is also crucial in deriving the limit distribution of appropriate linear estimators (LE). We propose a weighted linear estimator (WLE) of the ARCH parameters in the classical ARCH model and show that its limit distribution is multivariate normal even when some of the ARCH coefficients are zero. The asymptotic dispersion matrix involves unknown quantities. We consider appropriate bootstrapped version of this WLE and prove that it is asymptotically valid in the sense that the bootstrapped distribution (given the data) is a consistent estimate (in probability) of the distribution of the WLE. Although we do not show theoretically that the bootstrap outperforms the normal approximation, our simulations demonstrate that it yields better approximations than the limiting normal. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Arup Bose & Kanchan Mukherjee, 2009. "Bootstrapping a weighted linear estimator of the ARCH parameters," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(3), pages 315-331, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jtsera:v:30:y:2009:i:3:p:315-331
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    1. Arup Bose & Kanchan Mukherjee, 2003. "Estimating The Arch Parameters By Solving Linear Equations," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(2), pages 127-136, March.
    2. Shiqing Ling, 2005. "Self-weighted least absolute deviation estimation for infinite variance autoregressive models," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 67(3), pages 381-393.
    3. Weiss, Andrew A., 1986. "Asymptotic Theory for ARCH Models: Estimation and Testing," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(01), pages 107-131, April.
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    1. Rohan, Neelabh, 2013. "A time varying GARCH(p,q) model and related statistical inference," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(9), pages 1983-1990.

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