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A note on the size of the KPSS unit root test

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  • Su, Jen-Je
  • Amsler, Christine
  • Schmidt, Peter

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The KPSS unit root test with lags is asymptotically valid and the fixed-b asymptotic distribution predicts its critical values well. A small positive number of lags improves the size of the test, without much loss in power.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 697-699

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:697-699

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Keywords: KPSS test; Unit root; Fixed-b asymptotics;

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