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The Empirical Properties of Some Popular Estimators of Long Memory Processes

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We present the results of a simulation study into the properties of 12 different estimators of the Hurst parameter, H, or the fractional integration parameter, d, in long memory time series. We compare and contrast their performance on simulated Fractional Gaussian Noises and fractionally integrated series with lengths between 100 and 10,000 data points and H values between 0.55 and 0.90 or d values between 0.05 and 0.40. We apply all 12 estimators to the Campito Mountain data and estimate the accuracy of their estimates using the Beran goodness of t test for long memory time series.

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  • Jennifer Brown & Les Oxley & William Rea & Marco Reale, 2008. "The Empirical Properties of Some Popular Estimators of Long Memory Processes," Working Papers in Economics 08/13, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
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    1. Chow, Ying-Foon & Lam, James T.K. & Yeung, Hinson S., 2009. "Realized volatility of index constituent stocks in Hong Kong," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 79(9), pages 2809-2818.
    2. David Greasley & Les Oxley, 2010. "Cliometrics And Time Series Econometrics: Some Theory And Applications," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(5), pages 970-1042, December.
    3. Michael McAleer & Felix Chan & Les Oxley, 2013. "Modeling and Simulation: An Overview," Working Papers in Economics 13/18, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.
    4. Les Oxley & Chris Price & William Rea & Marco Reale, 2008. "A New Procedure to Test for H Self-Similarity," Working Papers in Economics 08/16, University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance.

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    Keywords

    Strong dependence; global dependence; long range dependence; Hurst parameter estimators;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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