Estimating and Testing Linear Models with Multiple Structural Changes
AbstractThis paper develops the statistical theory for testing and estimating multiple change points in regression models. The rate of convergence and limiting distribution for the estimated parameters are obtained. Several test statistics are proposed to determine the existence as well as the number of change points. A partial structural change model is considered. The authors study both fixed and shrinking magnitudes of shifts. In addition, the models allow for serially correlated disturbances (mixingales). An estimation strategy for which the location of the breaks need not be simultaneously determined is discussed. Instead, the authors' method successively estimates each break point.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 9552.
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Date of creation: 1995
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- Jushan Bai & Pierre Perron, 1998. "Estimating and Testing Linear Models with Multiple Structural Changes," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 66(1), pages 47-78, January.
- Perron, P. & Bai, J., 1995. "Estimating and Testing Linear Models with Multiple Structural Changes," Cahiers de recherche 9552, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
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