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A Scientific Classification of Volatility Models

  • Massimiliano Caporin


    (Department of Economic Sciences University of Padova)

  • Michael McAleer

    (Universidad Complutense de Madrid.Department of Quantitative Economics)

Modeling volatility, or “predictable changes” over time and space in a variable, is crucial in the natural and social sciences. Life can be volatile, and anything that matters, and which changes over time and space, involves volatility. Without volatility, many temporal and spatial variables would simply be constants. Our purpose is to propose a scientific classification of the alternative volatility models and approaches that are available in the literature, following the Linnaean taxonomy. This scientific classification is used because the literature has evolved as a living organism, with the birth of numerous new species of models.

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Paper provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico in its series Documentos de Trabajo del ICAE with number 0905.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ucm:doicae:0905
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