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Revisiting the uncertain unit root in GDP and CPI: Testing for non-linear trend reversion

  • Beechey, Meredith
  • Österholm, Pär

We test for the presence of a unit root in U.S. GDP and CPI, allowing for non-linear trend reversion under the alternative hypothesis. In contrast to most previous results, we find evidence in favour of trend stationarity for both variables.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 221-223

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