Adaptive estimation of autoregression models under long-tailed symmetric distribution

Yentür, Begüm
Akkaya, Ayşen
Bayrak, Özlem Türker
© 2022 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Non-normal innovations in autoregression models frequently occur in practice. In this situation, least squares (LS) estimators are known to be inefficient and non-robust, and maximum likelihood (ML) estimators need to be solved numerically, which becomes a daunting task. In the literature, the modified maximum likelihood (MML) estimation technique has been proposed to obtain the estimators of model parameters. While an explicit solution can be found via this method, the requirement of knowing the shape parameter becomes a drawback, especially in machine learning. In this study, we use the adaptive modified maximum likelihood (AMML) methodology, which combines the MML with Huber’s M-estimation so that this assumption is relaxed. The performance of the method in terms of efficiency and robustness is analyzed via simulation and compared to LS, MML and ML estimates that are obtained numerically via the Expectation Conditional Maximization (ECM) algorithm. Test statistics are proposed for the crucial parameters of the model. The results show that the AMML estimators are preferable in most of the settings according to the mean squared error (MSE) criterion and the test statistics based on AMML method are more robust than the others. Furthermore, both real life and synthetic data examples are given.
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B. Yentür, A. Akkaya, and Ö. T. Bayrak, “Adaptive estimation of autoregression models under long-tailed symmetric distribution,” Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, pp. 0–0, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: