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Long memory with Markov-Switching GARCH


  • Krämer, Walter


The paper considers the Markov-Switching GARCH(1,1)-model with time-varying transition probabilities. It derives su?cient conditions for the square of the process to display long memory and provides some additional intuition for the empirical observation that estimated GARCH-parameters often sum to almost one.

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  • Krämer, Walter, 2006. "Long memory with Markov-Switching GARCH," Technical Reports 2006,35, Technische Universität Dortmund, Sonderforschungsbereich 475: Komplexitätsreduktion in multivariaten Datenstrukturen.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:sfb475:200635

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    1. Krämer, Walter & Tameze, Baudouin & Christou, Konstantinos, 2012. "On the origin of high persistence in GARCH-models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(1), pages 72-75.

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    Markov switching; GARCH; long memory;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General


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