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Estimation of Quarticity with High Frequency Data


  • Maria Elvira Mancino

    () (Dipartimento di Matematica per le Decisioni, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze)

  • Simona Sanfelici

    () (Dipartimento di Economia, Universita' di Parma)


We propose a new methodology based on Fourier analysis to estimate the fourth power of volatility function (spot quarticity) and, as a byproduct, the integrated function. We prove consistency of the proposed estimator of integrated quarticity. Further we analyze its efficiency in the presence of microstructure noise, both from a theoretical and empirical viewpoint. Extensions to higher powers of volatility and to the multivariate case are also discussed.

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  • Maria Elvira Mancino & Simona Sanfelici, 2011. "Estimation of Quarticity with High Frequency Data," Working Papers - Mathematical Economics 2011-06, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa, revised Jan 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:flo:wpaper:2011-06

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    1. Recchioni, Maria Cristina & Tedeschi, Gabriele & Gallegati, Mauro, 2015. "A calibration procedure for analyzing stock price dynamics in an agent-based framework," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 1-25.
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    3. Simon Clinet & Yoann Potiron, 2017. "Estimation for high-frequency data under parametric market microstructure noise," Papers 1712.01479,
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    volatility; covariance; quarticity; microstructure; Fourier analysis;

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