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Bayesian Analysis for Hybrid MSF-SBEKK Models of Multivariate Volatility

  • Jacek Osiewalski


    (Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Cracow University of Economics and Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow Academy)

  • Anna Pajor


    (Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, Cracow University of Economics)

The aim of this paper is to examine the empirical usefulness of two new MSF - Scalar BEKK(1,1) models of n-variate volatility. These models formally belong to the MSV class, but in fact are some hybrids of the simplest MGARCH and MSV specifications. Such hybrid structures have been proposed as feasible (yet non-trivial) tools for analyzing highly dimensional financial data (large n). This research shows Bayesian model comparison for two data sets with n = 2, since in bivariate cases we can obtain Bayes factors against many (even unparsimonious) MGARCH and MSV specifications. Also, for bivariate data, approximate posterior results (based on preliminary estimates of nuisance matrix parameters) are compared to the exact ones in both MSF-SBEKK models. Finally, approximate results are obtained for a large set of returns on equities (n = 34).

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Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 179-202

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Handle: RePEc:psc:journl:v:1:y:2009:i:2:p:179-202
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