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Spectral estimation of the Lévy density in partially observed affine models

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The problem of estimating the Lévy density of a partially observed multidimensional affine process from low-frequency and mixed-frequency data is considered. The estimation methodology is based on the log-affine representation of the conditional characteristic function of an affine process and local linear smoothing in time. We derive almost sure uniform rates of convergence for the estimated Lévy density both in mixed-frequency and low-frequency setups and prove that these rates are optimal in the minimax sense. Finally, the performance of the estimation algorithms is illustrated in the case of the Bates stochastic volatility model.

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  • Belomestny, Denis, 2011. "Spectral estimation of the Lévy density in partially observed affine models," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 121(6), pages 1217-1244, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spapps:v:121:y:2011:i:6:p:1217-1244
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    2. Richard Nickl & Markus Reiß, 2012. "A Donsker Theorem for Lévy Measures," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-003, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
    3. Kato, Kengo & Kurisu, Daisuke, 2020. "Bootstrap confidence bands for spectral estimation of Lévy densities under high-frequency observations," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 130(3), pages 1159-1205.

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