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An automatic Portmanteau test for serial correlation

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  • Escanciano, J. Carlos
  • Lobato, Ignacio N.

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This article introduces a data-driven Box-Pierce test for serial correlation. The proposed test is very attractive compared to the existing ones. In particular, implementation of this test is extremely simple for two reasons: first, the researcher does not need to specify the order of the autocorrelation tested, since the test automatically chooses this number; second, its asymptotic null distribution is chi-square with one degree of freedom, so there is no need of using a bootstrap procedure to estimate the critical values. In addition, the test is robust to the presence of conditional heteroskedasticity of unknown form. Finally, the proposed test presents higher power in simulations than the existing ones for models commonly employed in empirical finance.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 151 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 140-149

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:151:y:2009:i:2:p:140-149

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Keywords: Autocorrelation Consistency Power Akaike's AIC Schwarz's BIC;

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