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Efficient Bayesian Estimation of a Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model with Cross Leverage and Heavy-Tailed Errors

  • Tsunehiro Ishihara

    (Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)

  • Yasuhiro Omori

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

An efficient Bayesian estimation using a Markov chain Monte Carlo method is proposed in the case of a multivariate stochastic volatility model as a natural extension of the univariate stochastic volatility model with leverage and heavy-tailed errors. Note that we further incorporate cross-leverage effects among stock returns. Our method is based on a multi-move sampler that samples a block of latent volatility vectors. The method is presented as a multivariate stochastic volatility model with cross leverage and heavytailed errors. Its high sampling efficiency is shown using numerical examples in comparison with a single-move sampler that samples one latent volatility vector at a time, given other latent vectors and parameters. To illustrate the method, empirical analyses are provided based on five-dimensional S&P500 sector indices returns.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cfi:fseres:cf221
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