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Kernel Likelihood Inference for Time Series




This paper develops non-parametric techniques for dynamic models whose data have unknown probability distributions. Point estimators are obtained from the maximization of a semiparametric likelihood function built on the kernel density of the disturbances. This approach can also provide Kullback-Leibler cross-validation estimates of the bandwidth of the kernel densities. Confidence regions are derived from the dual-empirical likelihood method based on non-parametric estimates of the scores. Limit theorems for martingale difference sequences support the statistical theory; moreover, simulation experiments and a real case study show the validity of the methods. Copyright (c) 2008 Board of the Foundation of the Scandinavian Journal of Statistics.

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  • Carlo Grillenzoni, 2009. "Kernel Likelihood Inference for Time Series," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 36(1), pages 127-140.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scjsta:v:36:y:2009:i:1:p:127-140

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    1. Gonzalez-Rivera, Gloria & Drost, Feike C., 1999. "Efficiency comparisons of maximum-likelihood-based estimators in GARCH models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 93(1), pages 93-111, November.
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    1. Xibin Zhang & Maxwell L. King, 2011. "Bayesian semiparametric GARCH models," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 24/11, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
    2. Xibin Zhang & Maxwell L. King, 2013. "Gaussian kernel GARCH models," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 19/13, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.

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