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A Hybrid Data Cloning Maximum Likelihood Estimator for Stochastic Volatility Models

  • Márcio Laurini

    (IBMEC Business School)

In this paper we analyze a maximum likelihood estimator using data cloning for stochastic volatility models.This estimator is constructed using a hybrid methodology based on Integrated Nested Laplace Approximations to calculate analytically the auxiliary Bayesian estimators with great accuracy and computational efficiency, without requiring the use of simulation methods as Markov Chain Monte Carlo. We analyze the performance of this estimator compared to methods based in Monte Carlo simulations (Simulated Maximum Likelihood, MCMC Maximum Likelihood) and approximate maximum likelihood estimators using Laplace Approximations. The results indicate that this data cloning methodology achieves superior results over methods based on MCMC, and comparable to results obtained by the Simulated Maximum Likelihood estimator.

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Paper provided by Economics Research Group, IBMEC Business School - Rio de Janeiro in its series IBMEC RJ Economics Discussion Papers with number 2012-02.

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Date of creation: 16 Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ibr:dpaper:2012-02
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