Quasi-maximum likelihood estimation of semi-strong garch models Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2009


  • 2


  • 25

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0266-4666

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-4360


  • This note proves the consistency and asymptotic normality of the quasimaximum likelihood estimator (QMLE) of the parameters of a generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic (GARCH) model with martingale difference centered squared innovations. The results are obtained under mild conditions and generalize and improve those in Lee and Hansen (1994, Econometric Theory 10, 2952) for the local QMLE in semistrong GARCH(1,1) models. In particular, no restrictions on the conditional mean are imposed. Our proofs closely follow those in Francq and Zakoan (2004, Bernoulli 10, 605637) for independent and identically distributed innovations. (copyright) 2009 Copyright Cambridge University Press.