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Filtered likelihood for point processes

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  • Giesecke, Kay
  • Schwenkler, Gustavo

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Point processes are widely used in finance and economics to model the timing of defaults, market transactions, unemployment spells, births, and a range of other events. We develop and analyze likelihood estimators for the parameters of a marked point process and incompletely observed explanatory factors that influence the arrival intensity and mark distribution. We establish an approximation to the likelihood and analyze the convergence and large-sample properties of the associated estimators. Numerical results illustrate the behavior of our estimators.

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  • Giesecke, Kay & Schwenkler, Gustavo, 2018. "Filtered likelihood for point processes," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 204(1), pages 33-53.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:204:y:2018:i:1:p:33-53
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2017.11.011
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    Keywords

    Point processes; Filtering; Efficient parametric inference; Maximum likelihood; Likelihood approximation;
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    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques

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