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Identification, Estimation and Testing of Conditionally Heteroskedastic Factor Model

  • Sentana, E.
  • Fiorentini, G.

We investigate several important inference issues for factor models with dynamic heteroskedasticity in the common factors. First, we show that such models are identified if we take into account the time-variation in the variances of the factors. Our results also apply to dynamic versions of the APT, dynamic factor models, and vector autoregressions. Secondly, we propose a consistent two-step estimation procedure which does not rely on knowledge of any factor estimates, and explain how to compute correct standard errors.

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros- in its series Papers with number 9709.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:fth:cemfdt:9709
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