A Robust Heteroscadastic Test for ARCH Models

  • Published : 2004.05.31

Abstract

Li and Mak (1994) developed a test statistic for detecting the non-linearity and the heteroscedasticity of the time series data. But it is well known that the test statistic may be very sensitive in case of heavy-tailed distributions of the errors. Jiang et al.(2001) suggested the robust method for ARCH models but the calculation procedures for the estimation are very complicated. We suggested the robust method based on Huber's function and our method works quite well rater than the Li and Mak(1994). Also our method is relatively easy to calculate the test statistic.