Department of Economics and Business Economics

It’s all about volatility of volatility: Evidence from a two-factor stochastic volatility model

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The persistent nature of equity volatility is investigated by means of a multi-factor stochastic volatility model with time varying parameters. The parameters are estimated by means of a sequential matching procedure which adopts as auxiliary model a time-varying generalization of the HAR model for the realized volatility series. It emerges that during the recent financial crisis the relative weight of the daily component dominates over the monthly term. The estimates of the two factor stochastic volatility model suggest that the change in the dynamic structure of the realized volatility during the financial crisis is due to the increase in the volatility of the persistent volatility term. A set of Monte Carlo simulations highlights the robustness of the methodology adopted in tracking the dynamics of the parameters.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Empirical Finance
Volume30
Pages (from-to)62-78
ISSN0927-5398
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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    Research areas

  • Time-varying parameters, On-line Kalman Filter, Simulation-based inference, Predictive likelihood, Volatility factors

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