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Estimation of Hyperbolic Diffusion using MCMC Method

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  • Tse, Y.K.
  • Zhang, Bill
  • Yu, Jun

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In this paper we propose a Bayesian method for estimating hyperbolic diffusion models. The approach is based on the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method after discretization via the Milstein scheme. Our simulation study shows that the hyperbolic diffusion exhibits many of the stylized facts about asset returns documented in the financial econometrics literature, such as a slowly declining autocorrelation function of absolute returns. We demonstrate that the MCMC method provides a useful tool to analyze hyperbolic diffusions. In particular, quantities of posterior distributions obtained from MCMC outputs can be used for statistical inferences.

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  • Tse, Y.K. & Zhang, Bill & Yu, Jun, 2002. "Estimation of Hyperbolic Diffusion using MCMC Method," Working Papers 182, Department of Economics, The University of Auckland.
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    1. Malmsten, Hans & Teräsvirta, Timo, 2004. "Stylized Facts of Financial Time Series and Three Popular Models of Volatility," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 563, Stockholm School of Economics, revised 03 Sep 2004.
    2. Song Li & Mervyn J. Silvapulle & Param Silvapulle & Xibin Zhang, 2015. "Bayesian Approaches to Nonparametric Estimation of Densities on the Unit Interval," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(3), pages 394-412, March.
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    8. Peter C. B. Phillips & Jun Yu, 2006. "Maximum Likelihood and Gaussian Estimation of Continuous Time Models in Finance," Development Economics Working Papers 22471, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    9. Rob L. Hyndman & Xibin Zhang & Maxwell L. King,, 2004. "Bandwidth Selection for Multivariate Kernel Density Estimation Using MCMC," Econometric Society 2004 Australasian Meetings 120, Econometric Society.
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    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques

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