Bayesian Estimation of the Heston Stochastic Volatility Model

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In this article we investigate a multi-factor version of the Heston
(1993) stochastic volatility model. First, we provide explicit expres-
sions for excess kurtosis and autocorrelation of squared returns and
show that excess kurtosis is smaller than three and squared autocor-
relations are smaller than 0.2 even for a multi-factor model. Then we
discuss a fully Bayesian analysis based on Markov chain Monte Carlo
(MCMC) estimation and data augmentation and improve the perfor-
mance of MCMC estimation by using a partially centered parametriza-
tion of the model. Finally, we apply the multi-factor Heston stochastic
volatility model to simulated as well as to exchange rate data.
Seiten (von - bis)5 - 25
FachzeitschriftCommunications in Dependability and Quality Management
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Okt. 2008