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Comments on “A Selective Overview of Nonparametric Methods in Financial Econometrics” by Jianqing Fan


  • Peter C. B. Phillips

    () (Yale University)

  • Jun Yu

    () (School of Economics and Social Sciences, Singapore Management University)


Our comments on Fan’s paper will concentrate on two issues that relate in important ways to the paper’s focus on misspecification and discretization bias and the role of nonparametric methods in empirical finance.

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  • Peter C. B. Phillips & Jun Yu, 2005. "Comments on “A Selective Overview of Nonparametric Methods in Financial Econometrics” by Jianqing Fan," Working Papers 08-2005, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:siu:wpaper:08-2005

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    1. Jun Yu, 2009. "Econometric Analysis of Continuous Time Models : A Survey of Peter Phillips’ Work and Some New Results," Microeconomics Working Papers 23046, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    2. Peter C. B. Phillips & Jun Yu, 2006. "Maximum Likelihood and Gaussian Estimation of Continuous Time Models in Finance," Development Economics Working Papers 22471, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    3. Piotr Borkowski & Jan Mielniczuk, 2010. "Postmodel selection estimators of variance function for nonlinear autoregression," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(1), pages 50-63, January.
    4. Wang, Xiaohu & Phillips, Peter C.B. & Yu, Jun, 2011. "Bias in estimating multivariate and univariate diffusions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 161(2), pages 228-245, April.
    5. Yu, Jun, 2014. "Econometric Analysis Of Continuous Time Models: A Survey Of Peter Phillips’S Work And Some New Results," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 30(04), pages 737-774, August.
    6. Peter Robinson, 2007. "On Discrete Sampling Of Time-Varyingcontinuous-Time Systems," STICERD - Econometrics Paper Series 520, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.

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