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Felix Chan
Dora Marinova
Michael McAleer

Start Date

1-7-2002 12:00 AM

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This paper analyses the asymmetric volatility in Japanese electronics and electrical equipment (hereafter,electronics) patents in the USA from 1975 to 1997. The number of patents has been increasing steadily over time andthe electronics industry has a 30% share of total Japanese patents in the USA. Thus, such patents reflect a strategicdevelopment by Japanese companies for the US market. The time-varying nature of the volatility of the ratio of thenumber of electronics patents registered in the USA from Japan to the total number of electronics patents registered inthe USA is examined for a variety of asymmetric models using data for the period January 1975 to December 1997.AR(1)-EGARCH(1,1) is found to be the most suitable model, but both the AR(1)-GARCH(1,1) and AR(1)-GJR(1,1)models provide interesting results for the electronics industry.

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Modelling the Asymmetric Volatility of Electronics Patents in the USA

This paper analyses the asymmetric volatility in Japanese electronics and electrical equipment (hereafter,electronics) patents in the USA from 1975 to 1997. The number of patents has been increasing steadily over time andthe electronics industry has a 30% share of total Japanese patents in the USA. Thus, such patents reflect a strategicdevelopment by Japanese companies for the US market. The time-varying nature of the volatility of the ratio of thenumber of electronics patents registered in the USA from Japan to the total number of electronics patents registered inthe USA is examined for a variety of asymmetric models using data for the period January 1975 to December 1997.AR(1)-EGARCH(1,1) is found to be the most suitable model, but both the AR(1)-GARCH(1,1) and AR(1)-GJR(1,1)models provide interesting results for the electronics industry.