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Orbital Priors for Time-Series Models

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  • Kociecki, Andrzej

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We propose the unified approach to construct the non–informative prior for time–series econometric models that are invariant under some group of transformations. We show that this invariance property characterizes some of the most popular models hence the applicability of the proposed framework is quite general. The suggested prior enjoys many desirable properties both from the Bayesian and non–Bayesian perspective. We provide detailed derivations of our prior in many standard time–series models including, AutoRegressions (AR), Vector AutoRegressions (VAR), Structural VAR and Error Correction Models (ECM).

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  • Kociecki, Andrzej, 2012. "Orbital Priors for Time-Series Models," MPRA Paper 42804, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Bayesian; Model invariance; Groups; Free group action; Orbit; Right Haar measure; Orbital decomposition; Maximal invariant; Cross section; Intersubjective prior; Vector AutoRegression (VAR); Structural VAR; Error Correction Model (ECM);

    JEL classification:

    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • 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
    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General

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