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Bayesian Analysis of Long Memory and Persistence using ARFIMA Models

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  • Gary Koop

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This paper provides a Bayesian analysis of Autoregressive Fractionally Integrated Moving Average (ARFIMA) models. We discuss in detail inference on impulse responses, and show how Bayesian methods can be used to (i) test ARFIMA models against ARIMA alternatives, and (ii) take model uncertainty into account when making inferences on quantities of interest. Our methods are then used to investigate the persistence properties of real U.S. GNP.

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Paper provided by University of Toronto, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number gkoop-95-01.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 24 May 1995
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Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:gkoop-95-01

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Keywords: Fractionally Integrated Models; Impulse Responses; Time Series; Trend Stationarity; Unit Root;

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