On a logistic mixture autoregressive model

C. S. WONG, Wai Keung LI

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We generalise the mixture autoregressive, MAR, model to the logistic mixture autoregressive with exogenous variables, LMARX, model for the modelling of nonlinear time series. The models consist of a mixture of two Gaussian transfer function models with the mixing proportions changing over time. The model can also be considered as a generalisation of the self‐exciting threshold autoregressive, SETAR, model and the open‐loop threshold autoregressive, TARSO, model. The advantages of the LMARX model over other nonlinear time series models include a wider range of shape‐changing predictive distributions, the ability to handle cycles and conditional heteroscedasticity in the time series and better point prediction. Estimation is easily done via a simple EM algorithm and the model selection problem is addressed. The models are applied to two real datasets and compared with other competing models. Copyright © 2001 Biometrika Trust.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)833-846
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001


Wong, C. S., & Li, W. K. (2001). On a logistic mixture autoregressive model. Biometrika, 88(3), 833-846. doi: 10.1093/biomet/88.3.833


  • EM algorithm
  • Forecasting
  • Mixture mode
  • Model selection


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