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Stochastic volatility: likelihood inference and comparison with ARCH models
 Review of Economic Studies
, 1998
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Predictive regressions
 Journal of Financial Economics
, 1999
"... When a rate of return is regressed on a lagged stochastic regressor, such as a dividend yield, the regression disturbance is correlated with the regressor's innovation. The OLS estimator's "nitesample properties, derived here, can depart substantially from the standard regression set ..."
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When a rate of return is regressed on a lagged stochastic regressor, such as a dividend yield, the regression disturbance is correlated with the regressor's innovation. The OLS estimator's "nitesample properties, derived here, can depart substantially from the standard regression setting. Bayesian posterior distributions for the regression parameters are obtained under speci"cations that di!er with respect to (i) prior beliefs about the autocorrelation of the regressor and (ii) whether the initial observation of the regressor is speci"ed as "xed or stochastic. The posteriors di!er across such speci"cations, and asset allocations in the presence of estimation risk exhibit sensitivity to those
Comparing Dynamic Equilibrium Models to Data: A Bayesian Approach
, 2002
"... This paper studies the properties of the Bayesian approach to estimation and comparison of dynamic equilibrium economies. Both tasks can be performed even if the models are nonnested, misspecified, and nonlinear. First, we show that Bayesian methods have a classical interpretation: asymptotically ..."
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This paper studies the properties of the Bayesian approach to estimation and comparison of dynamic equilibrium economies. Both tasks can be performed even if the models are nonnested, misspecified, and nonlinear. First, we show that Bayesian methods have a classical interpretation: asymptotically, the parameter point estimates converge to their pseudotrue values, and the best model under the KullbackLeibler distance will have the highest posterior probability. Second, we illustrate the strong small sample behavior of the approach using a wellknown application: the U.S. cattle cycle. Bayesian estimates outperform maximum likelihood results, and the proposed model is easily compared with a set of BVARs.
Estimating macroeconomic models: a likelihood approach
, 2006
"... This paper shows how particle filtering facilitates likelihoodbased inference in dynamic macroeconomic models. The economies can be nonlinear and/or nonnormal. We describe how to use the output from the particle filter to estimate the structural parameters of the model, those characterizing prefer ..."
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This paper shows how particle filtering facilitates likelihoodbased inference in dynamic macroeconomic models. The economies can be nonlinear and/or nonnormal. We describe how to use the output from the particle filter to estimate the structural parameters of the model, those characterizing preferences and technology, and to compare different economies. Both tasks can be implemented from either a classical or a Bayesian perspective. We illustrate the technique by estimating a business cycle model with investmentspecific technological change, preference shocks, and stochastic volatility.
A Primer on Cointegration with an Application to Money and Income.” Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review 73
, 1991
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Bayesian vectorautoregressions with stochastic volatility
 Econometrica
, 1997
"... This paper proposes a Bayesian approach to a vector autoregression with stochastic volatility, where the multiplicative evolution of the precision matrix is driven by a multivariate beta variate. Exact updating formulas are given to the nonlinear filtering of the precision matrix. Estimation of the ..."
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This paper proposes a Bayesian approach to a vector autoregression with stochastic volatility, where the multiplicative evolution of the precision matrix is driven by a multivariate beta variate. Exact updating formulas are given to the nonlinear filtering of the precision matrix. Estimation of the autoregressive parameters requires numerical methods: an importancesampling based approach is explained here.
Predictable returns and asset allocation: Should a skeptical investor time the market
 Journal of Econometrics
, 2009
"... are grateful for financial support from the Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz fellowship through the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research. This manuscript does not reflect the views of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Predictable returns and asset allocation: Should a skeptical inv ..."
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are grateful for financial support from the Aronson+Johnson+Ortiz fellowship through the Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research. This manuscript does not reflect the views of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Predictable returns and asset allocation: Should a skeptical investor time the market? We investigate optimal portfolio choice for an investor who is skeptical about the degree to which excess returns are predictable. Skepticism is modeled as an informative prior over the R 2 of the predictive regression. We find that the evidence is sufficient to convince even an investor with a highly skeptical prior to vary his portfolio on the basis of the dividendprice ratio and the yield spread. The resulting weights are less volatile and deliver superior outofsample performance as compared to the weights implied by an entirely modelbased Are excess returns predictable, and if so, what does this mean for investors? In classic studies of rational valuation (e.g. Samuelson (1965, 1973), Shiller (1981)), risk premia are constant over time and thus excess returns are unpredictable. 1
Trends and random walks in macroeconomic time series: A reconsideration based on the likelihood principle, Working paper no
, 1989
"... We employ a Bayesian perspective to identify the type of prior needed to support the inference that most macroeconomic time series follow random walks. For many of the series considered by Nelson and Plosser (1982) the required prior involves assigning very low probability to trendstationary altern ..."
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We employ a Bayesian perspective to identify the type of prior needed to support the inference that most macroeconomic time series follow random walks. For many of the series considered by Nelson and Plosser (1982) the required prior involves assigning very low probability to trendstationary alternatives. When this prior is relaxed trendstationarity is generally supported, thus the unit root inference seems inappropriate for these series: despite Nelson and Plosser’s results indicating that macroeconomic time series are not ~nco~~re~f with the random walk hypothesis, our results indicate that for most series the trendstationarity hypothesis is much more likely. 1.
A Model of Fractional Cointegration, and Tests Cointegration Using the Bootstrap
 Journal of Econometrics
, 2001
"... The paper proposes a framework for modelling cointegration in fractionally integrated processes, and considers methods for testing the existence of cointegrating relationships using the parametric bootstrap. In these procedures, ARFIMA models are fitted to the data, and the estimates used to simu ..."
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The paper proposes a framework for modelling cointegration in fractionally integrated processes, and considers methods for testing the existence of cointegrating relationships using the parametric bootstrap. In these procedures, ARFIMA models are fitted to the data, and the estimates used to simulate the null hypothesis of noncointegration in a vector autoregressive modelling framework. The simulations are used to estimate pvalues for alternative regressionbased test statistics, including the F goodnessoffit statistic, the DurbinWatson statistic and estimates of the residual d. The bootstrap distributions are economical to compute, being conditioned on the actual sample values of all but the dependent variable in the regression. The procedures are easily adapted to test stronger null hypotheses, such as statistical independence. The tests are not in general asymptotically pivotal, but implemented by the bootstrap, are shown to be consistent against alternatives with both stationary and nonstationary cointegrating residuals. As an example, the tests are applied to the series for UK consumption and disposable income. The power properties of the tests are studied by simulations of artificial cointegrating relationships based on the sample data. The F test performs better in these experiments than the residualbased tests, although the DurbinWatson in turn dominates the test based on the residual d.