Bootstrapping frequency domain tests in multivariate time series with an application to comparing spectral densities
We propose a general bootstrap procedure to approximate the null distribution of non-parametric frequency domain tests about the spectral density matrix of a multivariate time series. Under a set of easy-to-verify conditions, we establish asymptotic validity of the bootstrap procedure proposed. We apply a version of this procedure together with a new statistic to test the hypothesis that the spectral densities of not necessarily independent time series are equal. The test statistic proposed is based on an "L" 2 -distance between the non-parametrically estimated individual spectral densities and an overall, 'pooled' spectral density, the latter being obtained by using the whole set of "m" time series considered. The effects of the dependence between the time series on the power behaviour of the test are investigated. Some simulations are presented and a real life data example is discussed. Copyright (c) 2009 Royal Statistical Society.
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Volume (Year): 71 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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