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'Objective' Bayesian Unit Root Tests

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  • Koop, Gary

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Due to weaknesses in traditional tests a Bayesian approach is developed to investigate whether unit roots exist in macroeconomic time-series. Bayesian posterior odds comparing unit root models to stationary and trend-stationary alternatives are calculated using informative priors. Two classes of reference priors which are informative but require minimal subjective prior input are used. In this sense the Bayesian unit root tests developed here are objective. Bayesian procedures are carried out on the C. Nelson-C. Plosser (1982) and R. Shiller (1981) data sets as well as on generated data. The conclusion is that the failure of classical procedures to reject the unit root hypothesis is not necessarily proof that a unit root is present with high probability. Copyright 1992 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 7 (1992)
Issue (Month): 1 (Jan.-March)
Pages: 65-82

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  1. Grassi, Stefano & Proietti, Tommaso, 2010. "Characterizing economic trends by Bayesian stochastic model specifi cation search," MPRA Paper 22569, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Francis W. Ahking, 2002. "Is the Bayesian Approach Necessarily Better than the Classical Approach in Unit-Root Test?," Working papers 2002-18, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  3. Koedijk, Kees & Tims, Ben & Van Dijk, Mathijs A, 2006. "Purchasing Power Parity and Heterogenous Mean Reversion," CEPR Discussion Papers 5473, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Koedijk, C.G. & Tims, B. & van Dijk, M.A., 2004. "Purchasing Power Parity and the Euro Area," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2004-025-F&A, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus Uni.
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  6. Gary Koop & Herman K. van Dijk & Henk Hoek, 1997. "Testing for Integration using Evolving Trend and Seasonals Models: A Bayesian Approach," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 97-078/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  7. N. Vijayamohanan Pillai, 2010. "Electricity Demand Analysis and Forecasting- The Tradition is Questioned," Working Papers id:2966, eSocialSciences.
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  9. Francis W. Ahking, 2004. "The Power of the "Objective" Bayesian Unit-Root Test," Working papers 2004-14, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  10. N. Vijayamohanan Pillai, 2001. "Electricity demand analysis and forecasting: The tradition is questioned," Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers 312, Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India.

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