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

  • Pedro L. Valls Pereira

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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