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Multivariate Variance Targeting in the BEKK-GARCH Model

  • Rasmus Søndergaard Pedersen

    (University of Copenhagen)

  • Anders Rahbek

    ()

    (University of Copenhagen and CREATES)

This paper considers asymptotic inference in the multivariate BEKK model based on (co-)variance targeting (VT). By defi?nition the VT estimator is a two-step estimator and the theory presented is based on expansions of the modifi?ed likelihood function, or estimating function, corresponding to these two steps. Strong consistency is established under weak moment conditions, while sixth order moment restrictions are imposed to establish asymptotic normality. Included simulations indicate that the multivariately induced higher-order moment constraints are indeed necessary.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series CREATES Research Papers with number 2012-53.

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Date of creation: 14 Nov 2012
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Handle: RePEc:aah:create:2012-53
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