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A New Hyperbolic GARCH Model
Muyi Li, Wai Keung Li, Guodong Li
Journal of Econometrics 189 (2015) 428–436
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There are two commonly used hyperbolic GARCH processes, the FIGARCH and HYGARCH processes, in modeling the long-range dependence in volatility. However, the FIGARCH process always has infinite variance, and the HYGARCH model has a more complicated form. This paper builds a simple bridge between a common GARCH model and an integrated GARCH model, and hence a new hyperbolic GARCH model along the lines of FIGARCH models. The new model remedies the drawback of FIGARCH processes by allowing the existence of finite variance as in HYGARCH models, while it has a form nearly as simple as the FIGARCH model. Two inference tools, including the Gaussian QMLE and a portmanteau test for the adequacy of the fitted model, are derived, and an easily implemented test for hyperbolic memory is also constructed. Their finite sample performances are evaluated by simulation experiments, and an empirical example gives further support to our new model.
JEL-Codes: C15 C22
Keywords: ARCH(∞) Hyperbolic GARCH Long-range dependence QMLE

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