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Robustifying multivariate trend tests to nonstationary volatility

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This article studies inference of multivariate trend model when the volatility process is nonstationary. Within a quite general framework we analyze four classes of tests based on least squares estimation, one of which is robust to both weak serial correlation and nonstationary volatility. The existing multivariate trend tests, which either use non-robust standard errors or rely on non-standard distribution theory, are generally non-pivotal involving the unknown time-varying volatility function in the limit. Two-step residual-based i.i.d. bootstrap and wild bootstrap procedures are proposed for the robust tests and are shown to be asymptotically valid. Simulations demonstrate the effects of nonstationary volatility on the trend tests and the good behavior of the robust tests in finite samples.

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  • Xu, Ke-Li, 2012. "Robustifying multivariate trend tests to nonstationary volatility," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 169(2), pages 147-154.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:169:y:2012:i:2:p:147-154
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2012.01.016
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    1. Xu, Ke-Li, 2013. "Power monotonicity in detecting volatility levels change," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(1), pages 64-69.
    2. Ke-Li Xu & Jui-Chung Yang, 2015. "Towards Uniformly Efficient Trend Estimation Under Weak/Strong Correlation and Non-stationary Volatility," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics;Finnish Statistical Society;Norwegian Statistical Association;Swedish Statistical Association, vol. 42(1), pages 63-86, March.
    3. Xu, Ke-Li, 2016. "Multivariate trend function testing with mixed stationary and integrated disturbances," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 38-57.

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    Keywords

    Bootstrap; Heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation robust inference; Multivariate trend model; Nonstationary volatility; Variance change;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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