Asymptotic results for time-changed Lévy processes sampled at hitting times

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We provide asymptotic results for time-changed Lévy processes sampled at random instants. The sampling times are given by the first hitting times of symmetric barriers, whose distance with respect to the starting point is equal to ε. For a wide class of Lévy processes, we introduce a renormalization depending on ε, under which the Lévy process converges in law to an α-stable process as ε goes to 0. The convergence is extended to moments of hitting times and overshoots. These results can be used to build high frequency statistical procedures. As examples, we construct consistent estimators of the time change and, in the case of the CGMY process, of the Blumenthal-Getoor index. Convergence rates and a central limit theorem for suitable functionals of the increments of the observed process are established under additional assumptions. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Rosenbaum, M., & Tankov, P. (2011). Asymptotic results for time-changed Lévy processes sampled at hitting times. Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, 121(7), 1607–1632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spa.2011.03.013

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