# 14-029/III (2014-03-04; 2014-04-19)

Author(s)
Francisco Blasques, VU University Amsterdam; Siem Jan Koopman, VU University Amsterdam; Andre Lucas, VU University Amsterdam
Keywords:
time-varying parameter models, GAS, score driven models, Markov processes estimation, stationarity, invertibility, consistency, asymptotic normality
JEL codes:
C13, C22, C12

We study the strong consistency and asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimator for a class of time series models driven by the score function of the predictive likelihood. This class of nonlinear dynamic models includes both new and existing observation driven time series models. Examples include models for generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity, mixed-measurement dynamic factors, serial dependence in heavy-tailed densities, and other time varying parameter processes. We formulate primitive conditions for global identification, invertibility, strong consistency, asymptotic normality under correct specification and under mis-specification. We provide key illustrations of how the theory can be applied to specific dynamic models.