Increasing Domain Infill Asymptotics for Stochastic Differential Equations Driven by Fractional Brownian Motion

05/19/2020 ∙ by Trisha Maitra, et al. ∙ 0

Although statistical inference in stochastic differential equations (SDEs) driven by Wiener process has received significant attention in the literature, inference in those driven by fractional Brownian motion seem to have seen much less development in comparison, despite their importance in modeling long range dependence. In this article, we consider both classical and Bayesian inference in such fractional Brownian motion based SDEs. In particular, we consider asymptotic inference for two parameters in this regard; a multiplicative parameter associated with the drift function, and the so-called "Hurst parameter" of the fractional Brownian motion, when the time domain tends to infinity. For unknown Hurst parameter, the likelihood does not lend itself amenable to the popular Girsanov form, rendering usual asymptotic development difficult. As such, we develop increasing domain infill asymptotic theory, by discretizing the SDE. In this setup, we establish consistency and asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimators, as well as consistency and asymptotic normality of the Bayesian posterior distributions. However, classical or Bayesian asymptotic normality with respect to the Hurst parameter could not be established. We supplement our theoretical investigations with simulation studies in a non-asymptotic setup, prescribing suitable methodologies for classical and Bayesian analyses of SDEs driven by fractional Brownian motion.

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