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Hafner, C. M., Linton, O. B. and Wang, L.

Dynamic Autoregressive Liquidity (DArLiQ)

Journal of Business & Economic Statistics

pp. 1-12 (2023)

Abstract: We introduce a new class of semiparametric dynamic autoregressive models for the Amihud illiquidity measure, which captures both the long-run trend in the illiquidity series with a nonparametric component and the short-run dynamics with an autoregressive component. We develop a generalized method of moments (GMM) estimator based on conditional moment restrictions and an efficient semiparametric maximum likelihood (ML) estimator based on an iid assumption. We derive large sample properties for our estimators. Finally, we demonstrate the model fitting performance and its empirical relevance on an application. We investigate how the different components of the illiquidity process obtained from our model relate to the stock market risk premium using data on the S&P 500 stock market index.

Keywords: Kernel, Nonparametric Estimation, Semiparametric Model

JEL Codes: C12, C14

Author links: Oliver Linton  Linqi Wang  

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Theme: empirical