The Limit Distribution of level Crossings of a Random Walk, and a Simple Unit Root Test
We derive the limit distribution of the number of crossings of a level by a random walk with continuously distributed increments, using a Brownian motion local time approximation. This complements the well-known result for the random walk on the integers. Use of the frequency of level crossings to test for a unit root is examined.
Volume (Year): 12 (1996)
Issue (Month): 04 (October)
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