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Econometrics of testing for jumps in financial economics using bipower variation

  • Neil Shephard
  • Ole Barndorff-Nielsen

In this paper we provide an asymptotic distribution theory for some non-parametric tests of the hypothesis that asset prices have continuous sample paths. We study the behaviour of the tests using simulated data and see that certain versions of the tests have good finite sample behaviour. We also apply the tests to exchange rate data and show that the null of a continuous sample path is frequently rejected. Most of the jumps the statistics identify are associated with governmental macroeconomic announcements.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 2004-FE-01.

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