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Leverage, heavy-tails and correlated jumps in stochastic volatility models

  • Jouchi Nakajima

    (Bank of Japan)

  • Yasuhiro Omori

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)

This paper proposes the efficient and fast Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation methods for the stochastic volatility model with leverage effects, heavy-tailed errors and jump components, and for the stochastic volatility model with correlated jumps. We illustrate our method using simulated data and analyze daily stock returns data on S&P500 index and TOPIX. Model comparisons are conducted based on the marginal likelihood for various SV models including the superposition model.

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Paper provided by CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo in its series CIRJE F-Series with number CIRJE-F-514.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:tky:fseres:2007cf514
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