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Approximate p-Values of Certain Tests Involving Hypotheses About Multiple Breaks

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  • Hall Alastair

    () (Economics, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK)

  • Sakkas Nikolaos

    (Department of Economics, University of Bath, UK)

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We provide formulae for calculating approximate p-values for the non-standard asymptotic null distributions of a variety of tests used for detecting multiple structural change in a wide range of models. Our approximations are based on simulated quantiles obtained from 100,000 replications, and the latter are more accurate than the quantiles reported in the literature by increasing the number of replications by a factor of 10. The p-value response surfaces are approximated using a parametric method proposed by Hansen and their use is illustrated with an example. Using our p-value response surfaces, it is shown that the use of Bai and Perron’s response surfaces for the critical values of these tests can lead to misleading inferences, and thus should be used with extreme caution.

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  • Hall Alastair & Sakkas Nikolaos, 2013. "Approximate p-Values of Certain Tests Involving Hypotheses About Multiple Breaks," Journal of Econometric Methods, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 53-67, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:jecome:v:2:y:2013:i:1:p:53-67:n:5
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    1. Hall, Alastair R. & Han, Sanggohn & Boldea, Otilia, 2012. "Inference regarding multiple structural changes in linear models with endogenous regressors," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 170(2), pages 281-302.
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    4. Jushan Bai & Haiqiang Chen & Terence Tai-Leung Chong & Seraph Xin Wang, 2008. "Generic consistency of the break-point estimators under specification errors in a multiple-break model," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 11(2), pages 287-307, July.
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    4. Otilia Boldea & Alastair R. Hall, 2013. "Testing structural stability in macroeconometric models," Chapters,in: Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Macroeconomics, chapter 9, pages 206-228 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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