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The behaviour of Dickey-Fuller and Phillips-Perron tests under the alternative hypothesis

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  • STEPHEN J. LEYBOURNE
  • PAUL NEWBOLD

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The two most commonly applied tests of the null hypothesis of a unit autoregres-sive root in a time series generating process are examined. Simple theoretical calculations, confirmed by simulation evidence, suggest that the probabilities of rejection of the null hy-pothesis of those tests can differ substantially when the true generating process is a stationary second-order autoregression.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Econometrics Journal.

Volume (Year): 2 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 92-106

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Handle: RePEc:ect:emjrnl:v:2:y:1999:i:1:p:92-106

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Keywords: Power comparisons; Unit root tests.;

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  1. Morten Ørregaard Nielsen, 2008. "A Powerful Test of the Autoregressive Unit Root Hypothesis Based on a Tuning Parameter Free Statistic," CREATES Research Papers 2008-36, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  2. Morten Ørregaard Nielsen, 2008. "A Powerful Tuning Parameter Free Test of the Autoregressive Unit Root Hypothesis," Working Papers 1175, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  3. George, Halkos & Ilias, Kevork, 2005. "Το Υπόδειγμα Τυχαίου Περιπάτου Με Αυτοπαλίνδρομα Σφάλματα
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  4. Ringlund, Guro Bornes & Rosendahl, Knut Einar & Skjerpen, Terje, 2008. "Does oilrig activity react to oil price changes An empirical investigation," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 371-396, March.
  5. Rey, Serge & Varachaud, Pascal, 2000. "Le comportement des taux de change réels européens de la fin Bretton Woods à l’adoption de l’euro
    [The behavior of European real exchange rates from the Bretton Woods system end to the adopt
    ," MPRA Paper 49502, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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