Auxiliary mixture sampling for parameter-driven models of time series of small counts with applications to state space modelling

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


We consider parameter-driven models of time series of counts, where the observations are assumed to arise from a Poisson distribution with a mean changing over time according to a latent process. Estimation of these models is carried out within a Bayesian framework using data augmentation and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. We suggest a new auxiliary mixture sampler, which possesses a Gibbsian transition kernel, where we draw from full conditional distributions belonging to standard distribution families only. Emphasis lies on application to state space modelling of time series of counts, but we show that auxiliary mixture sampling may be applied to a wider range of parameter-driven models, including random-effects models and panel data models based on the Poisson distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827 - 841
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006

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