Markov chain monte carlo methods for switching diffusion models

John C. Liechty, Gareth O. Roberts

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Reversible jump Metropolis-Hastings updating schemes can be used to analyse continuous-time latent models, sometimes known as state space models or hidden Markov models. We consider models where the observed process X can be represented as a stochastic differential equation and where the latent process D is a continuous-time Markov chain. We develop Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for analysing both Markov and non-Markov versions of these models. As an illustration of how these methods can be used in practice we analyse data from the New York Mercantile Exchange oil market. In addition, we analyse data generated by a process that has linear and mean reverting states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-315
Number of pages17
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • General Mathematics
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics


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