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Bayesian estimation of an extended local scale stochastic volatility model

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A new version of the local scale model of Shephard (1994) is presented. Its features are identically distributed evolution equation disturbances, the incorporation of in-the-mean effects, and the incorporation of variance regressors. A Bayesian posterior simulator and a new simulation smoother are presented. The model is applied to publicly available daily exchange rate and asset return series, and is compared with t-GARCH and Lognormal stochastic volatility formulations using Bayes factors.

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  • Deschamps, Philippe J., 2011. "Bayesian estimation of an extended local scale stochastic volatility model," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 162(2), pages 369-382, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:162:y:2011:i:2:p:369-382
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    1. de Pinho, Frank M. & Franco, Glaura C. & Silva, Ralph S., 2016. "Modeling volatility using state space models with heavy tailed distributions," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 119(C), pages 108-127.

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    Keywords

    State space models Markov chain Monte Carlo Simulation smoothing Generalized error distribution Generalized t distribution;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • 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
    • 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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