**Autor/s de la URV: **Cabaña, Enrique M. Cabaña, Alejandra Arratia, Argimiro

**Paraules clau: **Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, Lévy process, Continuous ARMA, stationary process

**Resum: **We present a construction of a family of continuous-time ARMA processes based on p iterations of the linear operator that maps a Lévy process onto an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. The construction resembles the procedure to build an AR(p) from an AR(1). We show that this family is in fact a subfamily of the well-known CARMA(p,q) processes, with several interesting advantages, including a smaller number of parameters. The resulting processes are linear combinations of Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes all driven by the same Lévy process. This provides a straightforward computation of covariances, a state-space model representation and methods for estimating parameters. Furthermore, the discrete and equally spaced sampling of the process turns to be an ARMA(p, p−1) process. We propose methods for estimating the parameters of the iterated Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process when the noise is either driven by a Wiener or a more general Lévy process, and show simulations and applications to real data.

**Any de publicació de la revista: **2016

**Tipus de publicació: **info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion info:eu-repo/semantics/article