R-estimators in GARCH models; asymptotics and applications

Mukherjee, Kanchan and Liu, Hang (2021) R-estimators in GARCH models; asymptotics and applications. The Econometrics Journal. ISSN 1368-4221

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Abstract

The quasi-maximum likelihood estimation is a commonly-used method for estimating the GARCH parameters. However, such estimators are sensitive to outliers and their asymptotic normality is proved under the finite fourth moment assumption on the underlying error distribution. In this paper, we propose a novel class of estimators of the GARCH parameters based on ranks of the residuals, called R-estimators, with the property that they are asymptotically normal under the existence of a finite $2+\delta$ moment of the errors and are highly efficient. We propose fast algorithm for computing the R-estimators. Both real data analysis and simulations show the superior performance of the proposed estimators under the heavy-tailed and asymmetric distributions.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
The Econometrics Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
159874
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Deposited On:
20 Sep 2021 09:30
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Yes
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Published
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11 Oct 2021 14:30