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Minimum LM unit root test with one structural break

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  • Junsoo Lee

    () (University of Alabama)

  • Mark C. Strazicich

    () (Appalachian State University)

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In this paper, we consider the minimum Lagrange Multiplier (LM) unit root test with one structural break in intercept and trend. This paper complements the earlier work of Lee and Strazicich (2003), who consider the minimum LM unit root test with two breaks. The asymptotic properties are derived, critical values are provided, and size and power properties are examined. The one-break minimum LM unit root test is valid in the presence of a break under the null and alternative hypotheses and is free of spurious rejections.

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  • Junsoo Lee & Mark C. Strazicich, 2013. "Minimum LM unit root test with one structural break," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(4), pages 2483-2492.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-13-00296
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    Keywords

    Lagrange Multiplier; Unit Root Test; Structural Break; and Endogenous Break;
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    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables

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