Dynamic Spatial Autoregressive Models with Autoregressive and Heteroskedastic Disturbances

Catania LeopoldoBillé Anna Gloria
CEIS Research Paper
We propose a new class of models specifically tailored for spatio{temporal data analysis. To this end, we generalize the spatial autoregressive model with autoregressive and heteroskedastic disturbances, i.e. SARAR(1,1), by exploiting the recent advancements in Score Driven (SD) models typically used in time series econometrics. In particular, we allow for time{varying spatial autoregressive coefficients as well as time{varying regressor coefficients and cross{sectional standard deviations. We report an extensive Monte Carlo simulation study in order to investigate the finite sample properties of the Maximum Likelihood estimator for the new class of models as well as its exibility in explaining several dynamic spatial dependence processes. The new proposed class of models are found to be economically preferred by rational investors through an application in portfolio optimization.

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Number: 375
Keywords: SARAR, time varying parameters, spatio{temporal data, score driven models
Volume: 14
Issue: 5
Date: Thursday 31 March 2016
Revision Date: Thursday 31 March 2016