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Bootstrapping covariate stationarity tests for inflation rates

  • Lee, Cheng-Feng
  • Tsong, Ching-Chuan
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    This paper investigates the stationarity properties of international inflation rates by bootstrapping two stationarity tests with covariates in Jansson (2004). When the asymptotic critical values are used, the two powerful tests are found to reject the null hypothesis less in the presence of a large negative moving-average (MA) error in inflation. To cope with this problem, a parametric bootstrap scheme is developed and then is investigated by a Monte Carlo study. The simulation results demonstrate that the bootstrap tests display a better control over the empirical rejection rates at finite samples. Furthermore, after applying these tests to the inflation in G-10 countries, we find that one of the two tests using bootstrap critical values yields inferences that differ from when using asymptotic ones, and as a whole, the bootstrap tests consistently provide strong evidence in support of mean reversion in inflation in most countries of the G-10.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Modelling.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 6 (November)
    Pages: 1443-1448

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