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Covariate Unit Root Tests with Good Size and Power

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  • Fossati, Sebastian

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    (University of Alberta, Department of Economics)

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The selection of the truncation lag for covariate unit root tests is analyzed using Monte Carlo simulation. It is shown that standard information criteria such as the BIC or the AIC can result in tests with large size distortions. Modifi ed information criteria can be used to construct tests with good size and power. An empirical illustration is provided.

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Paper provided by University of Alberta, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011-4.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ris:albaec:2011_004

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Keywords: unit root tests; truncation lag; information criteria; vector autoregressions;

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Cited by:
  1. Fossati, Sebastian, 2011. "Unit Root Testing with Stationary Covariates and a Structural Break in the Trend Function," Working Papers 2011-10, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
  2. Kazuki Hiraga, 2011. "New Methods for Testing the Sustainability of Government Debt," Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series, Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program 2011-020, Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program.
  3. Pitarakis, Jean-Yves, 2014. "A joint test for structural stability and a unit root in autoregressions," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 76(C), pages 577-587.
  4. Grassi, Stefano & Proietti, Tommaso, 2010. "Characterizing economic trends by Bayesian stochastic model specifi cation search," MPRA Paper 22569, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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