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When comparing different models with the AIC the following rule holds: smaller values denote better ﬁtting models than larger ones. A very useful property of this criterion is that it compensates for the number of estimated parameters in a model, thus allowing for a fair comparison between models involving different numbers of parameters. In the deterministic level model only one variance is estimated (Û2ε ), and one initial value (Ï1 ). 638686. 192 In the following sections, this value will be used for purposes of comparison with other state space models.

This is an important and very useful result. By way of the Akaike information criterion, it opens up the possibility of a straightforward, fair and quantitative assessment of the relative merits of state space methods and classical regression models when it comes to the analysis of time series data. The reverse is also true: the state space models discussed in the present book are regression models in which the parameters (intercept and regression coefﬁcient(s)) are allowed to vary over time. State space models are therefore also sometimes referred to as dynamic linear models.

1. 1) to zero, we have for t = 1: y1 = Ï1 + ‚1 x1 + ε1 , Ï2 = Ï1 + Ó1 = Ï1 + 0 = Ï1 ‚2 = ‚1 + Ù1 = ‚1 + 0 = ‚1 for t = 2: y2 = Ï2 + ‚2 x2 + ε2 = Ï1 + ‚1 x2 + ε2 , Ï3 = Ï2 + Ó2 = Ï2 + 0 = Ï1 ‚3 = ‚2 + Ù2 = ‚2 + 0 = ‚1 for t = 3: y3 = Ï3 + ‚3 x3 + ε3 = Ï1 + ‚1 x3 + ε3 , Ï4 = Ï3 + Ó3 = Ï3 + 0 = Ï1 ‚4 = ‚3 + Ù3 = ‚3 + 0 = ‚1 and so on. 3) for t = 1, . . , n, where Ï1 and ‚1 are the values of the level and the regression coefﬁcient at the beginning of the series and apply to all t. For example, taking the variable TIME = 1, 2, .