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Efficient Bayesian Interference for Stochastic Volatility

Kastner, Gregor;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Feb 2016
  • Country: Austria
Bayesian inference for stochastic volatility models using MCMC methods highly depends on actual parameter values in terms of sampling efficiency. While draws from the posterior utilizing the standard centered parameterization break down when the volatility of volatility parameter in the latent state equation is small, non-centered versions of the model show deficiencies for highly persistent latent variable series. The novel approach of ancillarity-sufficiency interweaving (Yu and Meng, 2011) has recently been shown to aid in overcoming these issues for a broad class of multilevel models. This package provides software for "combining best of different worlds" wh...
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