Asymptotic expansions of the distributions of statistics related to the spectral density matrix in multivariate time series and their applications

Masanobu Taniguchi, Koichi Maekawa

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Let {X(t)} be a multivariate Gaussian stationary process with the spectral density matrix f0(ω), where θ is an unknown parameter vector. Using a quasi-maximum likelihood estimator [formula omitted] of θ, we estimate the spectral density matrix f0(ω) by f [formula omitted] (ω). Then we derive asymptotic expansions of the distributions of functions of f [formula omitted] (ω). Also asymptotic expansions for the distributions of functions of the eigenvalues of [formula omitted](ω) are given. These results can be applied to many fundamental statistics in multivariate time series analysis. As an example, we take the reduced form of the cobweb model which is expressed as a two-dimensional vector autoregressive process of order 1 (AR(1) process) and show the asymptotic distribution of [formula omitted], the estimated coherency, and contribution ratio in the principal component analysis based on [formula omitted] in the model, up to the second-order terms. Although our general formulas seem very involved, we can show that they are tractable by using REDUCE 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-96
Number of pages22
JournalEconometric Theory
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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