Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear AR-GARCH Models
Title: Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear AR-GARCH Models
Publisher: European University Institute
Series/Number: EUI ECO; 2008/25
This paper develops an asymptotic estimation theory for nonlinear autoregressive models with conditionally heteroskedastic errors. We consider a functional coe cient autoregression of order p (AR(p)) with the conditional variance specified as a general nonlinear fist order generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH(1,1)) model. Strong consistency and asymptotic normality of the global Gaussian quasi maximum likelihood (QML) estimator are established under conditions comparable to those recently used in the corresponding linear case. To the best of our knowledge, this paper provides the first results on consistency and asymptotic normality of the QML estimator in nonlinear autoregressive models with GARCH errors.
Subject: C13; C22
Type of Access: openAccess