This paper introduces empirical likelihood methods for interval estimation and hypothesis testing on volatility measures in some high frequency data environments. We propose a modified empirical likelihood statistic that is asymptotically pivotal under infill asymptotics, where the number of high frequency observations in a fixed time interval increases to infinity. The proposed statistic is extended to be robust to the presence of jumps and microstructure noise. We also provide an empirical likelihood-based test to detect the presence of jumps. Furthermore, we study higher-order properties of a general family of nonparametric likelihood statistics and show that a particular statistic admits a Bartlett correction: a higher-order refinement to achieve better coverage or size properties. Simulation and a real data example illustrate the usefulness of our approach.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Economics and Econometrics
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty