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Testing Nonlinearity through a Logistic Smooth Transition AR Model with Logistic Smooth Transition GARCH Errors


  • Mohamed Chikhi
  • Claude Diebolt


This paper analyzes the cyclical behavior of CAC 40 by testing the existence of nonlinearity through a logistic smooth transition AR model with logistic smooth transition GARCH errors. We study the daily returns of CAC 40 from 1990 to 2018. We estimate several models using nonparametric maximum likelihood, where the innovation distribution is replaced by a nonparametric estimate for the density function. We find that the rate of transition and the threshold value in both the conditional mean and conditional variance are highly significant. The forecasting results show that the informational shocks have transitory effects on returns and volatility and confirm nonlinearity.

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  • Mohamed Chikhi & Claude Diebolt, 2019. "Testing Nonlinearity through a Logistic Smooth Transition AR Model with Logistic Smooth Transition GARCH Errors," Working Papers of BETA 2019-06, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulp:sbbeta:2019-06

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    LSTAR model; LSTGARCH model; nonparametric maximum likelihood; nonlinearity; informational shocks; time series analysis.;
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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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