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Estimation of stable distributions by indirect inference

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  • Garcia, René
  • Renault, Eric
  • Veredas, David

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This article deals with the estimation of the parameters of an [alpha]-stable distribution with indirect inference, using the skewed-t distribution as an auxiliary model. The latter distribution appears as a good candidate since it has the same number of parameters as the [alpha]-stable distribution, with each parameter playing a similar role. To improve the properties of the estimator in finite sample, we use constrained indirect inference. In a Monte Carlo study we show that this method delivers estimators with good properties in finite sample. We provide an empirical application to the distribution of jumps in the S&P 500 index returns.

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  • Garcia, René & Renault, Eric & Veredas, David, 2011. "Estimation of stable distributions by indirect inference," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 161(2), pages 325-337, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:161:y:2011:i:2:p:325-337
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    Keywords

    Stable distribution Indirect inference Constrained indirect inference Skewed-t distribution;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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