Efficient estimation of conditional variance functions in stochastic regression

Fan, Jianqing and Yao, Qiwei (1998) Efficient estimation of conditional variance functions in stochastic regression. Biometrika, 85 (3). pp. 645-660. ISSN 0006-3444. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Conditional heteroscedasticity has often been used in modelling and understanding the variability of statistical data. Under a general set-up which includes nonlinear time: series models as a special case, we propose an efficient and adaptive method for estimating the conditional variance. The basic idea is to apply a local linear regression to the squared residuals. We demonstrate that, without knowing the regression function, we can estimate the conditional variance asymptotically as well as if the regression were given. This asymptotic result, established under the assumption that the observations are made from a strictly stationary and absolutely regular process, is also verified via simulation. Further, the asymptotic result paves the way for adapting an automatic bandwidth selection scheme. An application with financial data illustrates the usefulness of the proposed techniques.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009 08:44
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 14:13
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17719 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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