DCCtest: Engle and Sheppard Test of Dynamic Correlation

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References

View source: R/rmgarch-tests.R


A test of non-constant correlation based on Engle and Sheppard (2001).


DCCtest(Data, garchOrder = c(1,1), n.lags = 1, solver = "solnp", 
solver.control = list(), cluster = NULL, Z = NULL)



A multivariate data matrix.


The first stage common GARCH order.


The number of lags to test for the presence of non-constant correlation.


Either “solnp” or “nlminb” .


Control arguments list passed to optimizer.


A cluster object created by calling makeCluster from the parallel package. If it is not NULL, then this will be used for parallel estimation (remember to stop the cluster on completion).


(Optional) The standardized residuals from a constant correlation model. If supplied the model is not estimated since this is the only input the test requires.


The test effectively equates to estimating a multivariate dataset using the Constant Conditional Correlation (CCC) model of Bollerslev (1990) and after which the standardized residuals (standardized by the symmetric square root decomposition of the estimated constant correlation matrix) should be i.i.d. with covariance the identity matrix. Testing for this can be done using a series of artificial regressions on the outer and lagged product of these residuals and a constant. In the rmgarch package, the CCC model is calculated using a static GARCH copula (Normal) model.


A list with the proposed Null hypothesis (H0), the test statistic and its p-value.


Alexios Ghalanos


Bollerslev, T. 1990, Modelling the coherence in short-run nominal exchange rates: a multivariate generalized ARCH model, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 72(3), 498–505.
Engle, R.F. and Sheppard, K. 2001, Theoretical and empirical properties of dynamic conditional correlation multivariate GARCH, NBER Working Paper.

rmgarch documentation built on May 21, 2017, 3:30 a.m.
Search within the rmgarch package
Search all R packages, documentation and source code

Questions? Problems? Suggestions? Tweet to @rdrrHQ or email at ian@mutexlabs.com.

Please suggest features or report bugs in the GitHub issue tracker.

All documentation is copyright its authors; we didn't write any of that.