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Score-driven non-linear multivariate dynamic location models

Szabolcs Blazsek (), Alvaro Escribano () and Adrian Licht

UC3M Working papers. Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce a new model by extending the dynamic conditional score(DCS) model of the multivariate t-distribution and name it as the quasi-vectorautoregressive (QVAR) model. QVAR is a score-driven nonlinear multivariatedynamic location model, in which the conditional score vector of the log-likelihood (LL)updates the dependent variables. For QVAR, we present the details of theeconometric formulation, the computation of the impulse response function, and themaximum likelihood (ML) estimation and related conditions of consistency andasymptotic normality. As an illustration, we use quarterly data for period 1987:Q1 to2013:Q2 from the following variables: quarterly percentage change in crude oil realprice, quarterly United States (US) inflation rate, and quarterly US real gross domesticproduct (GDP) growth. We find that the statistical performance of QVAR is superior tothat of VAR and VARMA. Interestingly, stochastic annual cyclical effects withdecreasing amplitude are found for QVAR, whereas those cyclical effects are notfound for VAR or VARMA.

Keywords: Dynamic; conditional; score; (DCS); models; Multivariate; dynamic; location; models; Quasi-VAR; (QVAR); models; Non-linear; vector; MA; models; Impulse; response; function; (IRF); Cyclical; IRF; Multivariate; Student's; t; errors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 C52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-10-01
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