In this paper we study the problem of parametric inference for multidimensional diffusions based on observations at random stopping times. We work in the asymptotic framework of high frequency data over a fixed horizon. Previous works on the subject (such as [10, 17, 19, 5] among others) consider only deterministic, strongly predictable or random, independent of the process, observation times, and do not cover our setting. Under mild assumptions we construct a consistent sequence of estimators, for a large class of stopping time observation grids (studied in [20, 23]). Further we carry out the asymptotic analysis of the estimation error and establish a Central Limit Theorem (CLT) with a mixed Gaussian limit. In addition, in the case of a 1-dimensional parameter, for any sequence of estimators verifying CLT conditions without bias, we prove a uniform a.s. lower bound on the asymptotic variance, and show that this bound is sharp.
"Parametric inference for diffusions observed at stopping times." Electron. J. Statist. 14 (1) 2098 - 2122, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1214/20-EJS1708