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Title: Bayesian nonparametric modelling of financial data
Author: Delatola, Eleni-Ioanna
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis presents a class of discrete time univariate stochastic volatility models using Bayesian nonparametric techniques. In particular, the models that will be introduced are not only the basic stochastic volatility model, but also the heavy-tailed model using scale mixture of Normals and the leverage model. The aim will be focused on capturing flexibly the distribution of the logarithm of the squared return under the aforementioned models using infinite mixture of Normals. Parameter estimates for these models will be obtained using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods and the Kalman filter. Links between the return distribution and the distribution of the logarithm of the squared returns "fill be established. The one-step ahead predictive ability of the model will be measured using log-predictive scores. Asset returns, stock indices and exchange rates will be fitted using the developed methods.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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