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Testing nonlinearity: Decision rules for selecting between logistic and exponential STAR models

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  • Álvaro Escribano

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, c/ Madrid 126, Madrid 28903, Spain Department of Economics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8578, USA)

  • Oscar Jordá

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, c/ Madrid 126, Madrid 28903, Spain Department of Economics, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8578, USA)

Abstract

A new LM specification procedure to choose between Logistic and Exponential Smooth Transition Autoregressive (STAR) models is introduced. The new decision rule has better properties than those previously available in the literature when the model is ESTAR and similar properties when the model is LSTAR. A simple natural extension of the usual LM-test for linearity is introduced and evaluated in terms of power. Monte-Carlo simulations and empirical evidence are provided in support of our claims.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Spanish Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 3 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 193-209

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Handle: RePEc:spr:specre:v:3:y:2001:i:3:p:193-209

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Keywords: LM linearity tests; smooth transition autoregressive models; nonlinear models;

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  2. Samuel S Jibao & Niek Schoeman & Ruthira Naraidoo, 2010. "Fiscal Regime Changes and the Sustainability of Fiscal Imbalance in South Africa: A Smooth Transition Error-Correction Approach," Working Papers 201023, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
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  10. Liew, Venus Khim-Sen & Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi & Lau, Sie-Hoe, 2002. "Forecasting performance of Logistic STAR exchange rate model: The original and reparameterised versions," MPRA Paper 511, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  11. Yamin Ahmad & Ming Chien Lo & Olena Mykhaylova, 2011. "Volatility and Persistence of Simulated DSGE Real Exchange Rates," Working Papers 11-01, UW-Whitewater, Department of Economics, revised Nov 2012.
  12. Franchi, Massimo & Ordóñez, Javier, 2011. "Multiple equilibria in Spanish unemployment," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 71-80, February.

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