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Simulated Moments Estimation of Markov Models of Asset Prices

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  • Duffie, Darrell
  • Singleton, Kenneth J

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This paper provides a simulated moments estimator of the parameters of dynamic models in which the state vector follows a time-homogeneous Markov process. Conditions are provided for both weak and strong consistency as well as asymptotic normality. Various trade-offs among the regularity conditions underlying the large sample properties of the simulated moments estimator are discussed in the context of an asset-pricing model. Geometric ergodicity of the underlying Markov process plays a central role in the analysis, ensuring that the simulated processes are asymptotically stationary with an ergodic distribution that is independent of starting values. Copyright 1993 by The Econometric Society.

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  • Duffie, Darrell & Singleton, Kenneth J, 1993. "Simulated Moments Estimation of Markov Models of Asset Prices," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 61(4), pages 929-952, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:61:y:1993:i:4:p:929-52
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