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Selecting nonlinear time series models using information criteria

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  • Zacharias Psaradakis
  • Martin Sola
  • Fabio Spagnolo
  • Nicola Spagnolo

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This article considers the problem of selecting among competing nonlinear time series models by using complexity-penalized likelihood criteria. An extensive simulation study is undertaken to assess the small-sample performance of several popular criteria in selecting among nonlinear autoregressive models belonging to some families that have been popular with practitioners. Copyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Zacharias Psaradakis & Martin Sola & Fabio Spagnolo & Nicola Spagnolo, 2009. "Selecting nonlinear time series models using information criteria," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(4), pages 369-394, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jtsera:v:30:y:2009:i:4:p:369-394
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    1. Michael J. Dueker & Zacharias Psaradakis & Martin Sola & Fabio Spagnolo, 2013. "State-Dependent Threshold Smooth Transition Autoregressive Models," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 75(6), pages 835-854, December.
    2. Dueker, Michael J. & Psaradakis, Zacharias & Sola, Martin & Spagnolo, Fabio, 2011. "Multivariate contemporaneous-threshold autoregressive models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 160(2), pages 311-325, February.
    3. Line Elvstrøm Ekner & Emil Nejstgaard, 2013. "Parameter Identification in the Logistic STAR Model," Discussion Papers 13-07, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
    4. Rinke Saskia & Sibbertsen Philipp, 2016. "Information criteria for nonlinear time series models," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 20(3), pages 325-341, June.
    5. Michael Frömmel, 2010. "Volatility Regimes in Central and Eastern European Countries’ Exchange Rates," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 60(1), pages 2-21, February.
    6. Ferrara, Laurent & Marcellino, Massimiliano & Mogliani, Matteo, 2015. "Macroeconomic forecasting during the Great Recession: The return of non-linearity?," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 664-679.
    7. Sandberg, Rickard, 2016. "Trends, unit roots, structural changes, and time-varying asymmetries in U.S. macroeconomic data: the Stock and Watson data re-examined," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 52(PB), pages 699-713.
    8. Rinke, Saskia, 2016. "The Influence of Additive Outliers on the Performance of Information Criteria to Detect Nonlinearity," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-575, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.

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