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“Markov Switching Models for Volatility: Filtering, Approximation and Duality”

  • Monica Billio

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    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari, Italy)

  • Maddalena Cavicchioli

    ()

    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari, Italy)

This paper is devoted to show duality in the estimation of Markov Switching (MS) processes for volatility. It is well-known that MS-GARCH models suffer of path dependence which makes the estimation step unfeasible with usual Maximum Likelihood procedure. However, by rewriting the MS-GARCH model in a suitable linear State Space representation, we are able to give a unique framework to reconcile the estimation obtained by the Kalman Filter and with some auxiliary models proposed in the literature. Reasoning in the same way, we present a linear Filter for MS-Stochastic Volatility (MS-SV) models on which different conditioning sets yield more flexibility in the estimation. Estimation on simulated data and on short-term interest rates shows the feasibility of the proposed approach.

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