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Nonparametric inference of discretely sampled stable Lévy processes

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  • Zhao, Zhibiao
  • Wu, Wei Biao

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We study nonparametric inference of stochastic models driven by stable Lévy processes. We introduce a nonparametric estimator of the stable index that achieves the parametric rate of convergence. For the volatility function, due to the heavy-tailedness, the classical least-squares method is not applicable. We then propose a nonparametric least-absolute-deviation or median-quantile estimator and study its asymptotic behavior, including asymptotic normality and maximal deviations, by establishing a representation of Bahadur-Kiefer type. The result is applied to several major foreign exchange rates.

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  • Zhao, Zhibiao & Wu, Wei Biao, 2009. "Nonparametric inference of discretely sampled stable Lévy processes," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 153(1), pages 83-92, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:153:y:2009:i:1:p:83-92
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    1. Stefan Birr & Stanislav Volgushev & Tobias Kley & Holger Dette & Marc Hallin, 2017. "Quantile spectral analysis for locally stationary time series," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 79(5), pages 1619-1643, November.
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