Continuous Weak Convergence and Stochastic Equicontinuity Results for Integrated Processes with an Application to the Estimation of a Regression Model
The concepts of continuous and uniform weak convergence and versions of stochastic equicontinuity are discussed in the context of integrated processes of order one. The considered processes depend on a parameter vector in a specific fashion which is relevant for integrated and cointegrated systems with non-linearities in parameters. The results of the paper can be applied to obtain asymptotic distributions of estimators and test statistics in such systems. In a correctly specified cointegrated Gaussian system, this can be done in a very convenient way. Combining the results of this paper with available general maximum likelihood estimation theories readily shows that the maximum likelihood estimator is asymptotically optimal with a mixed normal limiting distribution. The usefulness of this approach is demonstrated by analyzing a regression model with autoregressive moving average errors and strictly exogenous regressors which may be either integrated of order one, asymptotically stationary, or nonstochastic and bounded.
Volume (Year): 9 (1993)
Issue (Month): 02 (April)
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