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A Wald test for the cointegration rank in nonstationary fractional systems

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  • Avarucci, Marco
  • Velasco, Carlos

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This paper develops new methods for determining the cointegration rank in a nonstationary fractionally integrated system, extending univariate optimal methods for testing the degree of integration. We propose a simple Wald test based on the singular value decomposition of the unrestricted estimate of the long run multiplier matrix. When the "strength" of the cointegrating relationship is less than 1/2, the test statistic has a standard asymptotic distribution, like Lagrange Multiplier tests exploiting local properties. We consider the behavior of our test under estimation of short run parameters and local alternatives. We compare our procedure with other cointegration tests based on different principles and find that the new method has better properties in a range of situations by using information on the alternative obtained through a preliminary estimate of the cointegration strength.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 151 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 178-189

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:151:y:2009:i:2:p:178-189

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Keywords: Fractional integration Fractional error correction model Singular value decomposition Cointegration test;

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Cited by:
  1. Majid Al-Sadoon, 2014. "A General Theory of Rank Testing," Working Papers 750, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
  2. Katarzyna Lasak & Carlos Velasco, 2013. "Fractional cointegration rank estimation," CREATES Research Papers 2013-08, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  3. Federico Carlini & Katarzyna Lasak, 2014. "On an Estimation Method for an Alternative Fractionally Cointegrated Model," CREATES Research Papers 2014-15, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  4. Federico Carlini & Katarzyna Lasak, 2014. "On an Estimation Method for an Alternative Fractionally Cointegrated Model," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 14-052/III, Tinbergen Institute.

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