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What results can we expect from rolling trace tests? A discussion based on the issue of stock market integration

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  • Alexander Ludwig

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    (TU Dresden)

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This paper discusses pitfalls in the application of the rolling trace test. This procedure is based on the iterative calculation of Johansen's (1988) trace test for the rank of a cointegration system in windows of equal length that roll over the sample. Pitfalls lie in the selection of the window length and of the lag order for short-run coefficients as well as in the presence of stationary variables in some sub-periods. We give practical recommendations to solve these issues and demonstrate their implications when assessing the integration of four major European stock markets.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 34 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 16-24

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00369

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Keywords: rolling cointegration; rolling trace test; rolling unit root test; lag selection; window selection; stock market integration;

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