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Regime-switching factor models in which the number of factors defines the regime

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  • Cordis, Adriana S.
  • Kirby, Chris

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We develop regime-switching factor models in which the number of factors determines the operative economic regime. To illustrate the proposed methodology, we analyze the covariance structure of a widely studied set of 25 equity portfolios.

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  • Cordis, Adriana S. & Kirby, Chris, 2011. "Regime-switching factor models in which the number of factors defines the regime," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(2), pages 198-201, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:2:p:198-201
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    1. MeiChi Huang, 2019. "A Nationwide or Localized Housing Crisis? Evidence from Structural Instability in US Housing Price and Volume Cycles," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 53(4), pages 1547-1563, April.

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