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The stochastic conditional duration model: a latent factor model for the analysis of financial durations

  • Luc Bauwens
  • David Veredas

A new model for the analysis of durations, the stochastic conditional duration (SCD) model, is introduced. This model is based of the assumption that the durations are generated by a latent stochastic factor that follows a first order autoregressive process. The latent factor is pertubed multiplicatively by an innovation distributed as aWeibull or gamma variable. The model can capture a wide range of shapes of hazard functions. The estimation of the parameters is performed by quasi-maximum likelihood, after transforming the original nonlinear model into a space state representation and using the Kalman filter. The model is applied to stock market price-durations, looking at the relation between price durations, volume, spread and trading intensity.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/136234.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in: Journal of econometrics (2004) v.119 n° 2,p.381-412
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/136234
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