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Title: Sequential detection of parameter changes in dynamic conditional correlation models Authors:  Katharina Pape - TU Dortmund (Germany) [presenting]
Pedro Galeano - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Dominik Wied - University of Cologne (Germany)
Abstract: A multivariate monitoring procedure is presented to detect changes in the parameter vector of the dynamic conditional correlation model proposed by Robert Engle in 2002. The benefit of the proposed procedure is that it can be used to detect changes in both the conditional and unconditional variance as well as in the correlation structure of the model. The detector is based on the contributions of individual observations to the gradient of the quasi log likelihood function. More precisely, standardized derivations of quasi log likelihood contributions of points in the monitoring period are evaluated at parameter estimates calculated from a historical period. The null hypothesis of a constant parameter vector is rejected if these standardized terms differ too much from those that were expected under the assumption of a constant parameter vector. Under appropriate assumptions on moments and the structure of the parameter space, limit results are derived both under null hypothesis and alternatives. In a simulation study, size and power properties of the procedure are examined in various scenarios.