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Flexible model comparison of unobserved components models using particle Gibbs with ancestor sampling

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In this paper, we show that particle Gibbs with ancestor sampling (PG-AS) provides a unified and flexible framework for estimation and model comparison of unobserved components models with time-varying volatility effects, which are widely used in inflation rate modeling.

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  • Nonejad, Nima, 2015. "Flexible model comparison of unobserved components models using particle Gibbs with ancestor sampling," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 133(C), pages 35-39.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:133:y:2015:i:c:p:35-39
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.04.034
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    1. Bastian Gribisch, 2016. "Multivariate Wishart stochastic volatility and changes in regime," AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Springer;German Statistical Society, vol. 100(4), pages 443-473, October.

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    Keywords

    Gibbs sampling; Particle filtering; Model comparison;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques

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