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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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  • Jacek Osiewalski & Anna Pajor, 2009. "Bayesian Analysis for Hybrid MSF-SBEKK Models of Multivariate Volatility," Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics, CEJEME, vol. 1(2), pages 179-202, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:psc:journl:v:1:y:2009:i:2:p:179-202

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    1. Amado, Cristina & Teräsvirta, Timo, 2013. "Modelling volatility by variance decomposition," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 175(2), pages 142-153.
    2. Andrea Carriero & Todd E. Clark & Massimiliano Marcellino, 2016. "Common Drifting Volatility in Large Bayesian VARs," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(3), pages 375-390, July.
    3. Silvennoinen Annastiina & Teräsvirta Timo, 2016. "Testing constancy of unconditional variance in volatility models by misspecification and specification tests," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 20(4), pages 347-364, September.
    4. Jacek Osiewalski & Krzysztof Osiewalski, 2016. "Hybrid MSV-MGARCH Models – General Remarks and the GMSF-SBEKK Specification," Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics, CEJEME, vol. 8(4), pages 241-271, December.
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    6. Jacek Osiewalski & Anna Pajor, 2010. "Bayesian Value-at-Risk for a Portfolio: Multi- and Univariate Approaches Using MSF-SBEKK Models," Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics, CEJEME, vol. 2(4), pages 253-277, September.
    7. Krzysztof Osiewalski & Jacek Osiewalski, 2013. "A Long-Run Relationship between Daily Prices on Two Markets: The Bayesian VAR(2)–MSF-SBEKK Model," Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics, CEJEME, vol. 5(1), pages 65-83, March.
    8. Anna Pajor, 2011. "Bayesian Optimal Portfolio Selection in the MSF-SBEKK Model," Dynamic Econometric Models, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika, vol. 11, pages 41-54.
    9. Mateusz Pipień, 2013. "Orthogonal Transformation of Coordinates in Copula M-GARCH Models – Bayesian analysis for WIG20 spot and futures returns," NBP Working Papers 151, Narodowy Bank Polski, Economic Research Department.

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    Bayesian econometrics; Gibbs sampling; time-varying volatility; multivariate GARCH processes; multivariate SV processes;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: 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
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation


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