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Econometric analysis of realised volatility and its use in estimating stochastic volatility models

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The availability of intra-data on the prices of speculative assets means that we can use quadratic variation like measures of activity in financial markets, called realised volatility, to study the stochastic properties of returns. Here we derive the moments and the asymptotic distribution of the realised volatility error - the difference between realised volatility and the actual volatility. These properties can be used to allow us to estimate the parameters of stochastic volatility models.

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  • Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen & Neil Shephard, 2000. "Econometric analysis of realised volatility and its use in estimating stochastic volatility models," Economics Papers 2001-W4, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, revised 05 Jul 2001.
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    Keywords

    Econometrics; Higher order variation; Kalman filter; Leverage; Levy process; OU process; Quarticity; Quadratic variation; Realised volatility; Square root process; Stochastic volatility; Subordination; Superposition.;

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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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