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Semiparametric Power Envelopes for Tests of the Unit Root Hypothesis

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  • Michael Jansson

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    (School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark and CREATES)

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This paper derives asymptotic power envelopes for tests of the unit root hypothesis in a zero-mean AR(1) model. The power envelopes are derived using the limits of experiments approach and are semiparametric in the sense that the underlying error distribution is treated as an unknown infinitedimensional nuisance parameter. Adaptation is shown to be possible when the error distribution is known to be symmetric and to be impossible when the error distribution is unrestricted. In the latter case, two conceptually distinct approaches to nuisance parameter elimination are employed in the derivation of the semiparametric power bounds. One of these bounds, derived under an invariance restriction, is shown by example to be sharp, while the other, derived under a similarity restriction, is conjectured not to be globally attainable.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series CREATES Research Papers with number 2007-12.

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Date of creation: 25 Jun 2007
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  5. Marc Hallin & Ramon van den Akker & Bas Werker, 2009. "A class of Simple Semiparametrically Efficient Rank-Based Unit Root Tests," Working Papers ECARES 2009_001, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  6. Becheri, I.G. & Drost, F.C. & Akker, R. van den, 2013. "Asymptotically UMP Panel Unit Root Tests," Discussion Paper 2013-017, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  7. Michael Jansson & Morten Ørregaard Nielsen, 2009. "Nearly Efficient Likelihood Ratio Tests of the Unit Root Hypothesis," Working Papers 1213, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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  10. Becheri, I.G., 2012. "Limiting experiments for panel-data and jump-diffusion models," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-5661649, Tilburg University.

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