We examine the conditions under which each individual series that is generated by a vector autoregressive model can be represented as an autoregressive model that is augmented with the lags of a few linear combinations of all the variables in the system. We call this multivariate index-augmented autoregression (MIAAR) modelling. We show that the parameters of the MIAAR can be estimated by a switching algorithm that increases the Gaussian likelihood at each iteration. Since maximum likelihood estimation may perform poorly when the number of parameters increases, we propose a regularized version of our algorithm for handling a medium–large number of time series. We illustrate the usefulness of the MIAAR modelling by both empirical applications and simulations.

Representation, estimation and forecasting of the multivariate index-augmented autoregressive model

Guardabascio B.
2019

Abstract

We examine the conditions under which each individual series that is generated by a vector autoregressive model can be represented as an autoregressive model that is augmented with the lags of a few linear combinations of all the variables in the system. We call this multivariate index-augmented autoregression (MIAAR) modelling. We show that the parameters of the MIAAR can be estimated by a switching algorithm that increases the Gaussian likelihood at each iteration. Since maximum likelihood estimation may perform poorly when the number of parameters increases, we propose a regularized version of our algorithm for handling a medium–large number of time series. We illustrate the usefulness of the MIAAR modelling by both empirical applications and simulations.
2019
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