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Automated Variable Selection in Vector Multiplicative Error Models

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Multiplicative Error Models (MEM) can be used to trace the dynamics of non–negative valued processes. Interactions between several such processes are accommodated by the vector MEM and estimated by maximum likelihood (Gamma marginals with copula functions) or by Generalized Method of Moments. In choosing the relevant variables one can follow an automated procedure where the full specification is successively pruned in a general–to–specific approach. An efficient and fast algorithm is presented in this paper and evaluated by means of a simulation and a real world example of volatility spillovers in European markets.

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  • Fabrizio Cipollini & Giampiero M. Gallo, 2009. "Automated Variable Selection in Vector Multiplicative Error Models," Econometrics Working Papers Archive wp2009_02, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti".
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    1. Karanasos, Menelaos & Xu, Yongdeng, 2017. "Matrix Inequality Constraints for Vector (Asymmetric Power) GARCH/HEAVY Models and MEM with spillovers: some New (Mixture) Formulations," Cardiff Economics Working Papers E2017/14, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section.
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    3. Christian T. Brownlees & Fabrizio Cipollini & Giampiero M. Gallo, 2011. "Multiplicative Error Models," Econometrics Working Papers Archive 2011_03, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni "G. Parenti", revised Apr 2011.
    4. Nikolaus Hautsch & Julia Schuamburg & Melanie Schienle, 2012. "Modeling Time-Varying Dependencies between Positive-Valued High-Frequency Time Series," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2012-054, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
    5. Fabrizio Cipollini & Robert F. Engle & Giampiero M. Gallo, 2017. "Copula–Based vMEM Specifications versus Alternatives: The Case of Trading Activity," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(2), pages 1-24, April.
    6. Shulin Zhang, & Ostap Okhrin, & Qian M. Zhou & Peter X.-K. Song, 2013. "Goodness-of-fit Test for Specification of Semiparametric Copula Dependence Models," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2013-041, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Multiplicative Error Model; GMM; Simultaneous Equations; Volatility; Market Activity;

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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods

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