Marc Hallin, Universite Libre De Bruxelles

Center-Outward Ranks and R-Estimation of Semiparametric VARMA Models
Date
Oct 21, 2019, 11:30 am12:30 pm
Location
101 - Sherrerd Hall
Event Description

We propose a new class of estimators for semiparametric VARMA models with unspecified innovation density. Our estimators are based on the measure transportation-based concepts of multivariate center-outward ranks and signs. Root-n consistency and asymptotic normality are obtained under a broad class of innovation densities including, e.g., multimodal mixtures of Gaussians. Simulations establish the impressive performances of the resulting R-estimators, which quite significantly outperform, under non-Gaussian and non-elliptical innovation densities, the routinely-applied Gaussian quasi-likelihood method. Based on joint work with Davide La Vecchia (University of Geneva) and Hang Liu (Lancaster University).