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Parametric inference for discretely sampled stochastic differential equations

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  • Michael Sørensen

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    (School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark and CREATES)

A review is given of parametric estimation methods for discretely sampled multivariate diffusion processes. The main focus is on estimating functions and asymptotic results. Maximum likelihood estimation is briefly considered, but the emphasis is on computationally less demanding martingale estimating functions. Particular attention is given to explicit estimating functions. Results on both fixed frequency and high frequency asymptotics are given. When choosing among the many estimators available, guidance is provided by simple criteria for high frequency efficiency and rate optimality that are presented in the framework of approximate martingale estimating functions.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University in its series CREATES Research Papers with number 2008-18.

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Date of creation: 04 Apr 2008
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