Bayesian Tests for Co-Integration in the Case of Structural Breaks : An Application to the Analysis of Wage Moderation in France
AbstractThis paper considers a special non-linear time series problem, that of testing for co-integration in a Bayesian framework when there is a break in the co-integrating relationship. It is shown that a partial linearization of the likelihood function solves many puzzling questions, in particular identification and common factor restrictions which are originally imbedded in the model. A generalization of the Jeffreys' prior is derived for the dynamic parameter which monitors co-integration. The procedure is applied to a one time much debated question in France which concerns the wage regulation policy implemented at the beginning of the eighties.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) with number 1995044.
Date of creation: 01 Dec 1995
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