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How Persistent is Volatility? An Answer with Stochastic Volatility Models with Markov Regime Switching State Equations

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  • Soosung Hwang
  • Steve E. Satchell & Pedro L. Valls Pereira

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We introduce SV models with Markov regime changing state equation (SVMRS) to investigate the important properties of volatility, high persistence and smoothness. With the quasi-ML approach proposed in our study, we showed that volatility is far less persistent and smooth than the GARCH or SV models suggest

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  • Soosung Hwang & Steve E. Satchell & Pedro L. Valls Pereira, 2004. "How Persistent is Volatility? An Answer with Stochastic Volatility Models with Markov Regime Switching State Equations," Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings 198, Econometric Society.
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    1. Łukasz Kwiatkowski, 2010. "Markov Switching In-Mean Effect. Bayesian Analysis in Stochastic Volatility Framework," Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics, CEJEME, vol. 2(1), pages 59-94, January.

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    Stochastic Volatility; Markov Switching; Persistence;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General

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