|Researchers:||Aleksey Kolokolov, Davide Pirino, Roberto Renò|
|Category:||Financial Markets, Systemic Risk Lab|
The project is dedicated to developing econometric methods for analysis of high-frequency financial data with the main focus on methods of model specification. Under no-arbitrage condition prices of financial assets ought to be semimartingales. Semimartingales form a rich class of stochastic processes including, in particular, the two classes of widely used models: Brownian semimartingales plus jumps (commonly adopted in financial modelling) and pure-jump models (extensively used for, e.g., derivative pricing and volatility modelling). The aim of the project is twofold. First, the project aims to develop data driven methods for distinguishing pure-jump and Brownian semimartingale models. Second, the project aims to study deviations from the semimartingale hypothesis observed in real stock prices (e.g., the presence of zero high-frequency returns), their economic determinants and their impact on the econometric methods. The two objectives are highly interrelated. On the one hand, the detection of deviations of the semimartingale hypothesis and market anomalies depends on the particular type of a semimartingale considered. On the other hand, as shown by the previous research, the presence of market anomalies, in particular flat trading and zero high-frequency returns, significantly bound (or even prevent) using the existing econometric methods. Simultaneous investigation of violations of the semimartingale hypothesis at micro level and model specification not only allows to provide more reliable econometric models but provides a bridge between the existing market microstructure theories and econometrics of discreetly observed continuous-time processes. The contribution of the project is expected to be important for virtually all fields of financial research and practice utilising continuous-time asset price models. In particular, I intend to study the possibility of occurrence of “flash crashes” in stock prices, which ought to be incorporated into classical continuous-time framework in different ways depending on the nature of the price process.
|Aleksey Kolokolov, Giulia Livieri, Davide Pirino||Statistical Inferences for Price Staleness|
Journal of Econometrics
|2020||Financial Markets, Systemic Risk Lab||staleness, idle time, liquidity, zero returns, stable convergence|
|236||Aleksey Kolokolov, Giulia Livieri, Davide Pirino||Statistical Inferences for Price Staleness||2018||Financial Markets, Systemic Risk Lab||staleness, idle time, liquidity, zero returns, stable convergence|