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Estimating for Discretely Observed Diffusions Using Transform Functions

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This paper introduces a new estimation technique for discretely observed diffusion processes. Transform functions are applied to transform the data to obtain good and easily calculated estimators of both the drift and diffusion coefficients. Consistency and asymptotic normality of the resulting estimators is investigated. Power transforms are used to estimate the parameters of affine diffusions, for which explicit estimators are obtained.

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  • Leah Kelly & Eckhard Platen & Michael Sorensen, 2003. "Estimating for Discretely Observed Diffusions Using Transform Functions," Research Paper Series 96, Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney.
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    6. Michael Sørensen, 2008. "Parametric inference for discretely sampled stochastic differential equations," CREATES Research Papers 2008-18, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.

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