sparseDFM: Estimate Dynamic Factor Models with Sparse Loadings

Implementation of various estimation methods for dynamic factor models (DFMs) including principal components analysis (PCA) Stock and Watson (2002) <doi:10.1198/016214502388618960>, 2Stage Giannone et al. (2008) <doi:10.1016/j.jmoneco.2008.05.010>, expectation-maximisation (EM) Banbura and Modugno (2014) <doi:10.1002/jae.2306>, and the novel EM-sparse approach for sparse DFMs Mosley et al. (2023) <arXiv:2303.11892>. Options to use classic multivariate Kalman filter and smoother (KFS) equations from Shumway and Stoffer (1982) <doi:10.1111/j.1467-9892.1982.tb00349.x> or fast univariate KFS equations from Koopman and Durbin (2000) <doi:10.1111/1467-9892.00186>, and options for independent and identically distributed (IID) white noise or auto-regressive (AR(1)) idiosyncratic errors. Algorithms coded in 'C++' and linked to R via 'RcppArmadillo'.

Package details

AuthorLuke Mosley [aut], Tak-Shing Chan [aut], Alex Gibberd [aut, cre]
MaintainerAlex Gibberd <>
LicenseGPL (>= 3)
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sparseDFM documentation built on March 31, 2023, 10:15 p.m.