Yang Lu

big data and econometrics seminar

Yang Lu

A flexible and tractable state-space model with application to stochastic volatility
Joint with
Christian Gouriéroux

VC Cinéma le Miroir

Centre de la Vieille-Charité - Cinéma le Miroir

Centre de la Vieille Charité
2 rue de la Charité
13002 Marseille

Tuesday, January 10 2017| 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Sébastien Laurent: sebastien.laurent[at]univ-amu.fr


We introduce a general, state-space (or latent factor) model for time series and panel data. The state process has a flexible dynamics capable of approximating any Markov process arbitrarily well. It is of nite dimensional dependence, with a latent, endogenous switching regime interpretation. This latter leads to simple recursive formulas for prediction and filtering, which is generically faster than existing, simulation based methods such as the particle filter. Under some further constraints, the model can be estimated by maximum composite likelihood, with an extremely low computational cost. When applied to the stochastic volatility (SV) of asset returns, the model can capture, in a unified framework, stylized facts such as conditional skewness, volatility leverage e ect, as well as time non-reversibility. The methodology is illustrated using Apple stock data, which confirms the improvement of our model with respect to existing SV models.