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A diagnostic m-test for distributional specification of parametric conditional heteroscedasticity models for financial data

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This paper proposes a convenient and generally applicable diagnostic m-test for checking the distributional specification of parametric conditional heteroscedasticity models for financial data such as the customary Student t GARCH model. The proposed test is based on the moments of the probability integral transform of the innovations of the assumed model. Monte-Carlo evidence indicates that our test performs well both in terms of size and power. An empirical example illustrates the practical usefulness of the test and some of its possible extensions are outlined.

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  • Lejeune, Bernard, 2009. "A diagnostic m-test for distributional specification of parametric conditional heteroscedasticity models for financial data," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 507-523, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:empfin:v:16:y:2009:i:3:p:507-523
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    1. Haas Markus, 2010. "Skew-Normal Mixture and Markov-Switching GARCH Processes," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 14(4), pages 1-56, September.
    2. Haas, Markus & Liu, Ji-Chun, 2015. "Theory for a Multivariate Markov--switching GARCH Model with an Application to Stock Markets," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 112855, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    3. Chen, Yi-Ting, 2012. "A simple approach to standardized-residuals-based higher-moment tests," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, pages 427-453.

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