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Aggregational Gaussianity And Barely Infinite Variance In Crop Prices

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  • Antonios Antypas

    (Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus)

  • Phoebe Koundouri

    (Dept. of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Nikolaos Kourogenis

    () (Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus.)

Abstract

This paper aims at reconciling two apparently contradictory empirical regularities of financial returns, namely the fact that the empirical distribution of returns tends to normality as the frequency of observation decreases (aggregational Gaussianity) combined with the fact that the conditional variance of high frequency returns seems to have a unit root, in which case the unconditional variance is infinite. We show that aggregational Gaussianity and infinite variance can coexist, provided that all the moments of the unconditional distribution whose order is less than two exist. The latter characterises the case of Integrated GARCH (IGARCH) processes. Finally, we discuss testing for aggregational Gaussianity under barely infinite varian

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  • Antonios Antypas & Phoebe Koundouri & Nikolaos Kourogenis, 2010. "Aggregational Gaussianity And Barely Infinite Variance In Crop Prices," DEOS Working Papers 1001, Athens University of Economics and Business.
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    1. Phoebe Koundouri & Nikolaos Kourogenis & Nikitas Pittis, "undated". "Statistical Modeling of Stock Returns: A Historical Survey with Methodological Reflections," DEOS Working Papers 1226, Athens University of Economics and Business.

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    Keywords

    aggregational Gausianity; infinite variance; IGARCH; crop prices;

    JEL classification:

    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance

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