Pedersen, Rasmus Søndergaard (2017): Robust inference in conditionally heteroskedastic autoregressions.
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We consider robust inference for an autoregressive parameter in a stationary autoregressive model with GARCH innovations when estimation is based on least squares estimation. As the innovations exhibit GARCH, they are by construction heavy-tailed with some tail index $\kappa$. The rate of consistency as well as the limiting distribution of the least squares estimator depend on $\kappa$. In the spirit of Ibragimov and Müller (“t-statistic based correlation and heterogeneity robust inference”, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 2010, vol. 28, pp. 453-468), we consider testing a hypothesis about a parameter based on a Student’s t-statistic for a fixed number of subsamples of the original sample. The merit of this approach is that no knowledge about the value of $\kappa$ nor about the rate of consistency and the limiting distribution of the least squares estimator is required. We verify that the one-sided t-test is asymptotically a level $\alpha$ test whenever $\alpha \le $ 5% uniformly over $\kappa \ge 2$, which includes cases where the innovations have infinite variance. A simulation experiment suggests that the finite-sample properties of the test are quite good.
Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | Robust inference in conditionally heteroskedastic autoregressions |
Language: | English |
Keywords: | t-test, AR-GARCH, regular variation, least squares estimation |
Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C12 - Hypothesis Testing: General C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C4 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics > C46 - Specific Distributions ; Specific Statistics C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C51 - Model Construction and Estimation |
Item ID: | 81979 |
Depositing User: | Dr Rasmus Søndergaard Pedersen |
Date Deposited: | 17 Oct 2017 16:56 |
Last Modified: | 27 Sep 2019 06:23 |
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URI: | https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/id/eprint/81979 |
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