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An Indirect Proof for the Asymptotic Properties of VARMA Model Estimators

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Strong consistency and asymptotic normality of a Gaussian quasi-maximum likelihood estimator for the parameters of a causal, invertible, and identiable vector autoregressive-moving average (VARMA) model are established in an indirect way. The proof is based on similar results for a much wider class of VARMA models with time-dependent coecients, hence in the context of non-stationary and heteroscedastic time series. For that reason, the proof avoids spectral analysis arguments and does not make use of ergodicity. The results presented are also applicable to ARMA models.

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  • Guy Melard, 2020. "An Indirect Proof for the Asymptotic Properties of VARMA Model Estimators," Working Papers ECARES 2020-10, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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