Handbook of Financial Econometrics, Vol. 2: Applications by Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Lars Peter Hansen

By Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Lars Peter Hansen

Applied monetary econometrics matters are featured during this moment quantity, with papers that survey vital learn whilst they make distinct empirical contributions to the literature. those topics are frequent: portfolio selection, buying and selling quantity, the risk-return tradeoff, choice pricing, bond yields, and the administration, supervision, and dimension of maximum and rare hazards. but their remedies are unheard of, drawing on present info and facts to mirror contemporary occasions and scholarship. A landmark in its assurance, this quantity may still propel monetary econometric examine for years.

  • Presents a wide survey of present research
  • Contributors are best econometricians
  • Offers a readability of approach and rationalization unavailable in different monetary econometrics collections

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Suppose that the current state is near the mode of the target. If a draw near the mode of the proposal is proposed, the algorithm will rarely accept this draw and the algorithm will not move. On the other hand, if the current state ever approaches, for example, the mode of the proposal density, it will continue to propose moves nearby which rarely will increase the acceptance probability. The case in the second panel is similar, except now the target has a much higher variance. In this case, the proposal will very often be accepted, however, the target distribution will not be efficiently explored because all of the proposals will be in a small range centered around zero.

For example, in our setting, the theorem indicates that p( |X , Y ) and p(X | , Y ) uniquely determine p( , X |Y ). This characterization of the joint posterior into two conditional posteriors may not be sufficient to break the curse of dimensionality, as may not be possible to directly sample from p( |X , Y ) and p(X | , Y ). If this case, another application of the Clifford– Hammersley theorem can be used to further simplify the problem. Consider p( |X , Y ) and assume that the K -dimensional vector can be partitioned into k ≤ K components = ( 1 , .

13 CHAPTER MCMC Methods for Continuous-Time Financial Econometrics Michael Johannes* and Nicholas Polson** *Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York, NY **Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Contents 1. Introduction 2. 1. 2. Bayesian Inference 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. MCMC Algorithms: Issues and Practical Recommendations 4. 1. 2. 3. Parameter Distribution 5. 1. 2. 3. Regime Switching Models 6. Conclusions and Future Directions Acknowledgments References 2 5 5 6 9 9 10 12 14 20 24 24 27 30 31 32 54 63 65 66 66 Abstract This chapter develops Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods for Bayesian inference in continuous-time asset pricing models.

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