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Testing for the Cointegrating Rank of a VAR Process with Level Shift and Trend Break

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  • Carsten Trenkler
  • Pentti Saikkonen
  • Helmut Lütkepohl

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A test for the cointegrating rank of a vector autoregressive (VAR) process with a possible shift and broken linear trend is proposed. The break point is assumed to be known. Our test is not a likelihood ratio test but the deterministic terms including the broken trends are removed first by a generalized least squares procedure. Then, a likelihood ratio-type test is applied to the adjusted series. The asymptotic null distribution of the test is derived and it is shown by a Monte Carlo experiment that the test has better small-sample properties in many cases than a corresponding Gaussian likelihood ratio test for the cointegrating rank. Moreover, response surface techniques can be used to easily obtain p-values of the test for any possible break date. Copyright 2007 The Authors

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Volume (Year): 29 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (03)
Pages: 331-358

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