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Moment-based estimation of smooth transition regression models with endogenous variables

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  • Areosa, Waldyr Dutra
  • McAleer, Michael
  • Medeiros, Marcelo C.

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Nonlinear regression models have been widely used in practice for a variety of time series and cross-section datasets. For purposes of analyzing univariate and multivariate time series data, in particular, smooth transition regression (STR) models have been shown to be very useful for representing and capturing asymmetric behavior. Most STR models have been applied to univariate processes, and have made a variety of assumptions, including stationary or cointegrated processes, uncorrelated, homoskedastic or conditionally heteroskedastic errors, and weakly exogenous regressors. Under the assumption of exogeneity, the standard method of estimation is nonlinear least squares. The primary purpose of this paper is to relax the assumption of weakly exogenous regressors and to discuss moment-based methods for estimating STR models. The paper analyzes the properties of the STR model with endogenous variables by providing a diagnostic test of linearity of the underlying process under endogeneity, developing an estimation procedure and a misspecification test for the STR model, presenting the results of Monte Carlo simulations to show the usefulness of the model and estimation method, and providing an empirical application for inflation rate targeting in Brazil. We show that STR models with endogenous variables can be specified and estimated by a straightforward application of existing results in the literature.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 165 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 100-111

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:165:y:2011:i:1:p:100-111

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Keywords: Smooth transition; Nonlinear models; Nonlinear instrumental variables; Generalized method of moments; Endogeneity; Inflation targeting;

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  1. Line Elvstrøm Ekner & Emil Nejstgaard, 2013. "Parameter Identification in the Logistic STAR Model," Discussion Papers 13-07, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  2. Massacci, Daniele, 2013. "A variable addition test for exogeneity in structural threshold models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(1), pages 5-9.
  3. Olivier Damette, 2013. "Mixture distribution hypothesis and the impact of a Tobin tax on exhange rate volatility : a reassessment," Working Papers of BETA 2013-07, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
  4. Hillebrand Eric & Medeiros Marcelo C. & Xu Junyue, 2013. "Asymptotic Theory for Regressions with Smoothly Changing Parameters," Journal of Time Series Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(2), pages 133-162, April.
  5. Donald W.K. Andrews & Xu Cheng, 2011. "GMM Estimation and Uniform Subvector Inference with Possible Identification Failure," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1828, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  6. Massacci, Daniele, 2012. "A simple test for linearity against exponential smooth transition models with endogenous variables," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 851-856.
  7. Asai, Manabu & Brugal, Ivan, 2013. "Forecasting volatility via stock return, range, trading volume and spillover effects: The case of Brazil," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 202-213.

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