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Modelling Structural Change in Money Demand Using a Fourier-Series Approximation

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  • R. Becker
  • W. Enders
  • S. Hurn

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The paper develops a simple method that can be used to test for a time-varying intercept and to approximate its form. The test is solidly grounded in asymptotic theory and has good small-sample properties. The methodology is based on the fact that a Fourier approximation can capture the variation in any absolutely integrable function of time. As such, it is possible to use successive applications of the test to "back-out" the form of the time-varying intercept. We illustrate the methodology using an extended example concerning the demand for money.

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Paper provided by Quantitative Finance Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney in its series Research Paper Series with number 67.

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Date of creation: 01 Dec 2001
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Handle: RePEc:uts:rpaper:67

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Keywords: structural break; fourier approximations; money demand;

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  1. Pascalau, Razvan & Thomann, Christian & Gregoriou, Greg N., 2010. "Unconditional mean, Volatility and the Fourier-Garch representation," MPRA Paper 35932, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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