This paper analyzes the maximum likelihood estimation for vector autoregressions with stochastic volatility. The stochastic volatility is modeled following Uhlig (1997). The asymptotic distribution of the maximum likelihood estimate is discussed under mild regularity conditions. The maximum likelihood estimate can be obtained via an iterative method. In that case, the maximum likelihood estimate becomes the iteratively reweighted least squares estimate analyzed in Rubin (1983). The iteratively reweighted least squares estimate is computationally much simpler than the Bayesian method offered by Uhlig (1997).
- Iteratively reweighted least squares
- Local scale
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics