Estimating Stochastic Volatility Models: A Comparison of Two Importance Samplers
In this paper, we describe and compare two simulated Maximum Likelihood estimation methods for a basic stochastic volatility model. For both methods, the likelihood function is estimated using importance sampling techniques. Based on a Monte Carlo study, we assess which method is more effective. Further, we validate the two methods using diagnostic importance sampling test procedures. Stochastic volatility models with Gaussian and Student-t distributed disturbances are considered.
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Volume (Year): 8 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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