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A nonlinear panel unit root test under cross section dependence

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  • Mario Cerrato

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    (London Metropolitan University)

  • Christian De Peretti

    (EPEE, University of Evry-Val-d'Essonne)

  • Nick Sarantis

    (London Metropolitan University)

Abstract

We propose a nonlinear heterogeneous unit root test for testing the null hypothesis of unitroots processes against the alternative that allows a proportion of units to be generated by globally stationary ESTAR processes and a remaining non-zero proportion to be generated by unit root processes. The proposed test is simple to apply and accommodates cross sectional dependence. Monte Carlo simulation shows that our test holds correct size and under the hypothesis that data are generated by globally stationary ESTAR processes has a better power than the recent test proposed in Pesaran (2005).An application to a panel of bilateral real exchange rate series with the US Dollar from the 11 major OECD countries is provided.

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Paper provided by Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne in its series Documents de recherche with number 07-12.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:eve:wpaper:07-12

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Keywords: Non-linear panel unit root tests; cross sectional dependence; Purchasing Power Parity;

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