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Seminar, Wiranthe Herath, Reduced-Rank Envelope Vector Autoregressive Model

Feb 12, 2024 - 11:00 AM
to Feb 12, 2024 - 11:50 AM
Wiranthe Herath, Data from Reduced-Rank Envelope Vector Autoregressive Model
Wiranthe Herath, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Drake University

Speaker: Wiranthe Herath, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Drake University

Title: Reduced-Rank Envelope Vector Autoregressive Model

Abstract: The standard vector autoregressive (VAR) models suffer from overparameterization, which is a serious issue for high-dimensional time series data as it restricts the number of variables and lags that can be incorporated into the model. Several statistical methods, such as the reduced-rank model for multivariate (multiple) time series and the Envelope VAR model,  provide solutions for achieving dimension reduction of the parameter space of the VAR model. However, these methods can be inefficient in extracting relevant information from complex data, as they fail to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information, or they are inefficient in addressing the rank deficiency problem. We put together the idea of envelope models into the reduced-rank VAR model to simultaneously tackle these challenges and propose a new parsimonious version of the classical VAR model called the reduced-rank envelope VAR (REVAR) model. Our proposed REVAR model incorporates the strengths of both reduced-rank VAR and envelope VAR models and leads to significant gains in efficiency and accuracy. The asymptotic properties of the proposed estimators are established under different error assumptions. Simulation studies and real data analysis are conducted to evaluate and illustrate the proposed method.