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Conditional Volatility, Skewness, and Kurtosis: Existence and Persistence

  • Jondeau, E.
  • Rockinger, M.

Recent portfolio choice asset pricing and option valuation models highlight the importance of skewness and kurtosis. Since skewness and kurtosis are related to extreme variations they are also important for Value-at-Risk measurements. Our framework builds on a GARCH model with a condi-tional generalized-t distribution for residuals. We compute the skewness and kurtosis for this model and compare the range of these moments with the maximal theoretical moments. Our model thus allows for time-varying conditional skewness and kurtosis.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:77
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