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Edgeworth expansions for realized volatility and related estimators

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  • Zhang, Lan
  • Mykland, Per A.
  • Aït-Sahalia, Yacine

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This paper shows that the asymptotic normal approximation is often insufficiently accurate for volatility estimators based on high frequency data. To remedy this, we derive Edgeworth expansions for such estimators. The expansions are developed in the framework of small-noise asymptotics. The results have application to Cornish-Fisher inversion and help setting intervals more accurately than those relying on normal distribution.

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  • Zhang, Lan & Mykland, Per A. & Aït-Sahalia, Yacine, 2011. "Edgeworth expansions for realized volatility and related estimators," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 160(1), pages 190-203, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:160:y:2011:i:1:p:190-203
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    Keywords

    Bias correction Edgeworth expansion Market microstructure Martingale Realized volatility Two scales realized volatility;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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