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Asymptotic distributions of impulse response functions in short panel vector autoregressions

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  • Cao, Bolong
  • Sun, Yixiao

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This paper establishes the asymptotic distributions of the impulse response functions in panel vector autoregressions with a fixed time dimension. It also proves the asymptotic validity of a bootstrap approximation to their sampling distributions. The autoregressive parameters are estimated using the GMM estimators based on the first differenced equations and the error variance is estimated using an extended analysis-of-variance type estimator. Contrary to the time series setting, we find that the GMM estimator of the autoregressive coefficients is not asymptotically independent of the error variance estimator. The asymptotic dependence calls for variance correction for the orthogonalized impulse response functions. Simulation results show that the variance correction improves the coverage accuracy of both the asymptotic confidence band and the studentized bootstrap confidence band for the orthogonalized impulse response functions.

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  • Cao, Bolong & Sun, Yixiao, 2011. "Asymptotic distributions of impulse response functions in short panel vector autoregressions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 163(2), pages 127-143, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:163:y:2011:i:2:p:127-143
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    1. Stefan Bruder & Michael Wolf, 2017. "Balanced bootstrap joint confidence bands for structural impulse response functions," ECON - Working Papers 246, Department of Economics - University of Zurich, revised Jan 2018.
    2. Hayakawa, Kazuhiko, 2016. "Improved GMM estimation of panel VAR models," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 100(C), pages 240-264.
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    4. Arturas Juodis, 2013. "First Difference Transformation in Panel VAR models: Robustness, Estimation and Inference," UvA-Econometrics Working Papers 13-06, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Dept. of Econometrics.
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