IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

On parameter estimation for critical affine processes


  • Matyas Barczy
  • Leif Doering
  • Zenghu Li
  • Gyula Pap


First we provide a simple set of sufficient conditions for the weak convergence of scaled affine processes with state space $R_+ \times R^d$. We specialize our result to one-dimensional continuous state branching processes with immigration. As an application, we study the asymptotic behavior of least squares estimators of some parameters of a two-dimensional critical affine diffusion process.

Suggested Citation

  • Matyas Barczy & Leif Doering & Zenghu Li & Gyula Pap, 2012. "On parameter estimation for critical affine processes," Papers 1210.1866,, revised Mar 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1210.1866

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: Latest version
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Huang, Jianhui & Ma, Chunhua & Zhu, Cai, 2011. "Estimation for discretely observed continuous state branching processes with immigration," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(8), pages 1104-1111, August.
    2. Leif Andersen & Vladimir Piterbarg, 2007. "Moment explosions in stochastic volatility models," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 29-50, January.
    3. Hui Chen & Scott Joslin, 2012. "Generalized Transform Analysis of Affine Processes and Applications in Finance," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 25(7), pages 2225-2256.
    4. Overbeck, Ludger & Rydén, Tobias, 1997. "Estimation in the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross Model," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 13(03), pages 430-461, June.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Matyas Barczy & Mohamed Ben Alaya & Ahmed Kebaier & Gyula Pap, 2016. "Asymptotic properties of maximum likelihood estimator for the growth rate for a jump-type CIR process based on continuous time observations," Papers 1609.05865,, revised Aug 2017.
    2. Xu, Wei, 2014. "Parameter estimation in two-type continuous-state branching processes with immigration," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 91(C), pages 124-134.
    3. Matyas Barczy & Balazs Nyul & Gyula Pap, 2015. "Least squares estimation for the subcritical Heston model based on continuous time observations," Papers 1511.05948,, revised Aug 2018.
    4. Matyas Barczy & Mohamed Ben Alaya & Ahmed Kebaier & Gyula Pap, 2015. "Asymptotic behavior of maximum likelihood estimators for a jump-type Heston model," Papers 1509.08869,, revised May 2018.
    5. Mátyás Barczy & Kristóf Körmendi & Gyula Pap, 2016. "Statistical inference for critical continuous state and continuous time branching processes with immigration," Metrika: International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics, Springer, vol. 79(7), pages 789-816, October.
    6. Harris, A.R. & Rogers, Michelle Marinich & Miller, Carol J. & McElmurry, Shawn P. & Wang, Caisheng, 2015. "Residential emissions reductions through variable timing of electricity consumption," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 158(C), pages 484-489.

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1210.1866. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (arXiv administrators). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.