MODELLING TRADE DURATIONS WITH THE BIRNBAUM-SAUNDERS AUTOREGRESSIVE MODEL
Date of Award
Master of Science (MSc)
Mathematics and Statistics
In this thesis we study the Birnbaum-Saunders autoregressive conditional du- ration (BS-ACD) model. As opposed to the standard ACD model, formulated in terms of the conditional mean duration, the BS-ACD model specifies the time-varying model dynamics in terms of the conditional median duration. By means of Monte Carlo simulations, we examine the asymptotic behaviour of the maximum likelihood estimators. We then present a study of numerical efficacy of some optimization algorithms in relation to the BS-ACD model. On a practical side, we fit the BS-ACD model to samples for six securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mayorov, Kirill, "MODELLING TRADE DURATIONS WITH THE BIRNBAUM-SAUNDERS AUTOREGRESSIVE MODEL" (2011). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6088.
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