WIAS Preprint No. 1631, (2011)

Abelian theorems for stochastic volatility models with application to the estimation of jump activity of volatility


  • Belomestny, Denis
  • Panov, Vladimir

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 62F10 60J75 60E10 62F12 60J25


  • affine stochastic volatility model, Abelian theorem, Blumenthal-Getoor index


In this paper, we prove a kind of Abelian theorem for a class of stochastic volatility models $(X, V)$, where both the state process $X$ and the volatility process $V$ may have jumps. Our results relate the asymptotic behavior of the characteristic function of $X_Delta$ for some $Delta > 0$ in a stationary regime to the Blumenthal-Getoor indexes of the Lévy processes driving the jumps in $X$ and $V$ . The results obtained are used to construct consistent estimators for the above Blumenthal-Getoor indexes based on low-frequency observations of the state process $X$. We derive the convergence rates for the corresponding estimator and prove that these rates can not be improved in general.

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