Bayesian wavelet approaches for parameter estimation and change point detection in long memory processes
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The main goal of this research is to estimate the model parameters and to detect multiple change points in the long memory parameter of Gaussian ARFIMA(p, d, q) processes. Our approach is Bayesian and inference is done on wavelet domain. Long memory processes have been widely used in many scientiﬁc ﬁelds such as economics, ﬁnance and computer science. Wavelets have a strong connection with these processes. The ability of wavelets to simultaneously localize a process in time and scale domain results in representing many dense variance-covariance matrices of the process in a sparse form. A wavelet-based Bayesian estimation procedure for the parameters of Gaussian ARFIMA(p, d, q) process is proposed. This entails calculating the exact variance-covariance matrix of given ARFIMA(p, d, q) process and transforming them into wavelet domains using two dimensional discrete wavelet transform (DWT2). Metropolis algorithm is used for sampling the model parameters from the posterior distributions. Simulations with diﬀerent values of the parameters and of the sample size are performed. A real data application to the U.S. GNP data is also reported. Detection and estimation of multiple change points in the long memory parameter is also investigated. The reversible jump MCMC is used for posterior inference. Performances are evaluated on simulated data and on the Nile River dataset.
SubjectLong Memory Process
Discrete Wavelet Transform
Reversible Jump MCMC
Ko, Kyungduk (2004). Bayesian wavelet approaches for parameter estimation and change point detection in long memory processes. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from