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Rank tests for unit roots

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  • Breitung, Jorg
  • Gourieroux, Christian

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In order to obtain exact distributional results without imposing restrictive parametric assumptions, several rank counterparts of the Dickey-Fuller statistic are considered. In particular, a rank counterpart of the score statistic is suggested which appears to have attractive theoretical properties. Assuming i.i.d. errors, an exact test is obtained for a random walk model with drift and under assumptions similar to Phillips & Perron (1988) the test is asymptotically valid. In a Monte Carlo study the rank tests are compared with their parametric counterparts. --

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 81 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 7-27

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Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:81:y:1997:i:1:p:7-27

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