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Bayesian analysis of the stochastic conditional duration model

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  • Strickland, Chris M.
  • Forbes, Catherine S.
  • Martin, Gael M.

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A Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo methodology is developed for estimating the stochastic conditional duration model. The conditional mean of durations between trades is modelled as a latent stochastic process, with the conditional distribution of durations having positive support. The sampling scheme employed is a hybrid of the Gibbs and Metropolis Hastings algorithms, with the latent vector sampled in blocks. The suggested approach is shown to be preferable to the quasi-maximum likelihood approach, and its mixing speed faster than that of an alternative single-move algorithm. The methodology is illustrated with an application to Australian intraday stock market data.
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  • Strickland, Chris M. & Forbes, Catherine S. & Martin, Gael M., 2006. "Bayesian analysis of the stochastic conditional duration model," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 50(9), pages 2247-2267, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:50:y:2006:i:9:p:2247-2267
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    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies

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