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Positivity constraints on the conditional variances in the family of conditional correlation GARCH models

  • Nakatani, Tomoaki
  • Teräsvirta, Timo

In this article, we derive a set of necessary and sufficient conditions for positivity of the vector conditional variance equation in multivariate GARCH models with explicit modelling of conditional correlation. These models include the constant conditional correlation GARCH model of Bollerslev [1990. Review of Economics and Statistics 72, 498-505] and its extensions. Under the new conditions, it is possible to introduce negative volatility spillovers in the model. An empirical example illustrates usefulness of having such conditions in practice.

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Volume (Year): 5 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 88-95

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