, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 69-81
Date: 28 Aug 2009

A Monte Carlo Markov chain algorithm for a class of mixture time series models

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This article generalizes the Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC) algorithm, based on the Gibbs weighted Chinese restaurant (gWCR) process algorithm, for a class of kernel mixture of time series models over the Dirichlet process. This class of models is an extension of Lo’s (Ann. Stat. 12:351–357, 1984) kernel mixture model for independent observations. The kernel represents a known distribution of time series conditional on past time series and both present and past latent variables. The latent variables are independent samples from a Dirichlet process, which is a random discrete (almost surely) distribution. This class of models includes an infinite mixture of autoregressive processes and an infinite mixture of generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) processes.