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Temporal aggregation, cointegration and causality inference

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  • Rajaguru, Gulasekaran
  • Abeysinghe, Tilak

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Temporal aggregation creates contemporaneous correlations, alters dynamic links and may distort causality inference. Since cointegration is invariant to temporal aggregation and implies Granger causality this paper presents a sign rule for causal inference and contemporaneous conditioning in regression models.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 223-226

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:3:p:223-226

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Keywords: Causality in levels Weak exogeneity Adjustment coefficient Sign rule Contemporaneous conditioning;

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Cited by:
  1. Ananda Jayawickrama & Tilak Abeysinghe, 2013. "The experience of some OECD economies on tax smoothing," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(16), pages 2305-2313, June.
  2. Gebhard Kirchgässner & Jürgen Wolters, 2009. "The Role of Monetary Aggregates in the Policy Analysis of the Swiss National Bank," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2009 2009-30, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
  3. Christian Dreger & Jürgen Wolters, 2011. "Money and Inflation in the Euro Area during the Financial Crisis," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1131, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Tilak Abeysinghe & Gu Jiaying, 2009. "Does the IV estimator establish causality? Re-examining Chinese fertility-growth relationship," Microeconomics Working Papers 22758, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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