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Unbiased truncated quadratic variation for volatility estimation in jump diffusion processes
Amorino, Chiara* mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) > Department of Mathematics (DMATH) >]
Gloter, Arnaud* [Université d'Evry > Lamme]
* These authors have contributed equally to this work.
Stochastic Processes and Their Applications
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[en] Levy-driven SDE ; integrated variance ; threshold estimator ; convergence speed ; high frequency data ; quadratic variation
[en] The problem of integrated volatility estimation for an Ito semimartingale is considered under discrete high-frequency observations in short time horizon. We provide an asymptotic expansion for the integrated volatility that gives us, in detail, the contribution deriving from the jump part. The knowledge of such a contribution allows us to build an unbiased version of the truncated quadratic variation, in which the bias is visibly reduced. In earlier results to have the original truncated realized volatility well-performed the condition β> 1 /2 (2− α) on β (that is such that (1/ n)^β is the threshold of the truncated quadratic variation) and on the degree of jump activity α was needed (see Mancini, 2011; Jacod, 2008). In this paper we theoretically relax this condition and we show that our unbiased estimator achieves excellent numerical results for any couple (α, β).

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