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Granger-Causal Analysis of VARMA-GARCH Models

WOŹNIAK, Tomasz
Fonte: Instituto Universitário Europeu Publicador: Instituto Universitário Europeu
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento Formato: application/pdf; digital
Português
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Recent economic developments have shown the importance of spillover and contagion effects in financial markets. Such effects are not limited to relations between the levels of financial variables but also impact on their volatility. I investigate Granger causality in conditional mean and conditional variances of time series. For this purpose a VARMA-GARCH model is used. I derive parametric restrictions for the hypothesis of noncausality in conditional variances between two groups of variables, when there are other variables in the system as well. These novel conditions are convenient for the analysis of potentially large systems of economic variables. Such systems should be considered in order to avoid the problem of omitted variable bias. Further, I propose a Bayesian Lindley-type testing procedure in order to evaluate hypotheses of noncausality. It avoids the singularity problem that may appear in the Wald test. Also, it relaxes the assumption of the existence of higher-order moments of the residuals required for the derivation of asymptotic results of the classical tests. In the empirical example, I find that the dollar-to-Euro exchange rate does not second-order cause the pound-to-Euro exchange rate, in the system of variables containing also the Swiss frank-to-Euro exchange rate...

Testing Causality between Two Vectors in Multivariate GARCH Models

WOŹNIAK, Tomasz
Fonte: Instituto Universitário Europeu Publicador: Instituto Universitário Europeu
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento Formato: application/pdf; digital
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Spillover and contagion effects have gained significant interest in the recent years of financial crisis. Attention has not only been directed to relations between returns of financial variables, but to spillovers in risk as well. I use the family of Constant Conditional Correlation GARCH models to model the risk associated with financial time series and to make inferences about Granger causal relations between second conditional moments. The restrictions for second-order Granger noncausality between two vectors of variables are derived. To assess the credibility of the noncausality hypotheses, I employ posterior odds ratios. This Bayesian method constitutes an alternative for classical tests that makes such testing possible, regardless of the form of the restrictions on the parameters of the model. Moreover, it relaxes the assumptions about the existence of higher-order moments of the processes required in classical tests. In the empirical example, I find that the pound-to-Euro exchange rate second-order causes the US dollar-to-Euro exchange rate, which confirms the meteor shower hypothesis of Engle, Ito & Lin (1990).

Granger-Causal Analysis of Conditional Mean and Volatility Models

WOŹNIAK, Tomasz
Fonte: Instituto Universitário Europeu Publicador: Instituto Universitário Europeu
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf; digital
Português
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Recent economic developments have shown the importance of spillover and contagion effects in financial markets as well as in macroeconomic reality. Such effects are not limited to relations between the levels of variables but also impact on the volatility and the distributions. Granger causality in conditional means and conditional variances of time series is investigated in the framework of several popular multivariate econometric models. Bayesian inference is proposed as a method of assessment of the hypotheses of Granger noncausality. First, the family of ECCC-GARCH models is used in order to perform inference about Granger-causal relations in second conditional moments. The restrictions for second-order Granger noncausality between two vectors of variables are derived. Further, in order to investigate Granger causality in conditional mean and conditional variances of time series VARMA-GARCH models are employed. Parametric restrictions for the hypothesis of noncausality in conditional variances between two groups of variables, when there are other variables in the system as well are derived. These novel conditions are convenient for the analysis of potentially large systems of economic variables. Bayesian testing procedures applied to these two problems...