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Truncated dynamics and estimation of diffusion equations

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  • Darolles, Serge
  • Gourieroux, Christian

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We study inference on continuous-time processes from discrete data with a given time interval between consecutive observations, and propose a modification of the sieve estimation method based on the infinitesimal generator. Our approach consists on truncating the initial process to improve the estimation of the eigenfunctions at the boundaries of the set of admissible values. For diffusion processes, nonparametric estimation of the drift and volatility are derived. A prior truncation is also useful to eliminate in practice the specific dynamics of extreme risks.
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  • Darolles, Serge & Gourieroux, Christian, 2001. "Truncated dynamics and estimation of diffusion equations," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 102(1), pages 1-22, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:102:y:2001:i:1:p:1-22
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    1. Dennis Kristensen, 2007. "Nonparametric Estimation and Misspecification Testing of Diffusion Models," CREATES Research Papers 2007-01, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
    2. Darolles, Serge & Florens, Jean-Pierre & Gourieroux, Christian, 2004. "Kernel-based nonlinear canonical analysis and time reversibility," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 119(2), pages 323-353, April.
    3. Kristensen, Dennis, 2010. "Pseudo-maximum likelihood estimation in two classes of semiparametric diffusion models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 156(2), pages 239-259, June.
    4. Bernd Wilfling, 2003. "Interest Rate Volatility Prior to Monetary Union under Alternative Pre-Switch Regimes," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 4, pages 433-457, November.
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    7. Mark Trede & Bernd Wilfling, 2007. "Estimating exchange rate dynamics with diffusion processes: an application to Greek EMU data," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 23-39, July.
    8. Kristensen, Dennis, 2008. "Estimation of partial differential equations with applications in finance," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 144(2), pages 392-408, June.
    9. Kristensen, Dennis, 2004. "Estimation in two classes of semiparametric diffusion models," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24739, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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