Time varying country risk: An assessment of alternative modelling techniques

Robert D. Brooks, Robert W. Faff, Michael D. McKenzie

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Three different techniques for the estimation of a time-varying beta are investigated: a bivariate GARCH model, the Schwert and Seguin approach, and the Kalman filter method. These approaches are applied to a set of monthly Morgan Stanley country index data over the period 1970 to 1995 and their relative performances compared. In-sample forecast tests of the performance of each of these methods for generating conditional beta suggest that the GARCH-based estimates of risk generate the lowest forecast error although these are not necessarily significantly less than those generated by the other techniques considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-274
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Journal of Finance
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes


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