Continuous-time locally stationary time series models


We adapt the classical definition of locally stationary processes in discrete-time to the continuous-time setting and obtain equivalent representations in the time and frequency domain. From this, a unique time-varying spectral density is derived using the Wigner-Ville spectrum. As an example, we investigate time-varying Lévy-driven state space processes, including the class of time-varying Lévy-driven CARMA processes. First, the connection between these two classes of processes is examined. Considering a sequence of time-varying Lévy-driven state space processes, we then give sufficient conditions on the coefficient functions that ensure local stationarity with respect to the given definition.

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Bennet Ströh
Bennet Ströh
Postdoctoral researcher

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London and research associate at the Alan Turing Institute.