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Modified Two Stage Least Squares Estimators for the Estimation of a Structural Vector Autoregressive Integrated Process

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  • Cheng Hsiao
  • Siyan Wang

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We consider the estimation of a structural vector autoregressive model of nonstationary and possibly cointegrated variables without the prior knowledge of unit roots or rank of cointegration. We propose two modified two stage least squares estimators that are consistent and have limiting distributions that are either normal or mixed normal. Limited Monte Carlo studies are also conducted to evaluate their finite sample properties.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Policy Research (IEPR) in its series IEPR Working Papers with number 05.23.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: May 2005
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Handle: RePEc:scp:wpaper:05-23

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Keywords: Structural vector autoregression; Unit root; Cointegration; Asymptotic properties; Hypothesis testing;

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