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Testing for a unit root in the presence of stochastic volatility and leverage effect

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  • Li, Yong
  • Chong, Terence Tai-Leung
  • Zhang, Jie

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Previous studies have shown that the stationary and nonstationary time-varying volatilities have different implications on the unit root test. In this paper, we provide a Bayesian unit root test for an AR(1) model with stochastic volatility and leverage effect. Monte Carlo simulations show that the proposed Bayesian unit root test statistic achieves good finite sample properties and is robust to the stationarity of stochastic volatility.

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  • Li, Yong & Chong, Terence Tai-Leung & Zhang, Jie, 2012. "Testing for a unit root in the presence of stochastic volatility and leverage effect," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 2035-2038.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:29:y:2012:i:5:p:2035-2038
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2012.04.007
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    1. Pan, Qi & Li, Yong, 2013. "Testing volatility persistence on Markov switching stochastic volatility models," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 45-50.
    2. A. B. M. Rabiul Alam Beg & Sajid Anwar, 2014. "Detecting volatility persistence in GARCH models in the presence of the leverage effect," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(12), pages 2205-2213, December.
    3. Xiao-Bin Liu & Yong Li, 2013. "Bayesian testing volatility persistence in stochastic volatility models with jumps," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(8), pages 1415-1426, December.

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    Keywords

    Bayes factor; Leverage effect; Unit root; Stationarity; Stochastic volatility;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General

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