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Spectral density and spectral distribution inference for long memory time series via fixed-b asymptotics

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  • McElroy, Tucker S.
  • Politis, Dimitris N.

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This paper studies taper-based estimates of the spectral density utilizing a fixed bandwidth ratio asymptotic framework, and makes several theoretical contributions: (i) we treat multiple frequencies jointly, (ii) we allow for long-range dependence or anti-persistence at differing frequencies, (iii) we allow for tapers that are only piecewise smooth or discontinuous, including flat-top and truncation tapers, (iv) we study higher-order accuracy through the limit distribution’s Laplace Transform, (v) we develop a taper-based estimation theory for the spectral distribution, and show how confidence bands can be constructed. Simulation results produce quantiles and document the finite-sample size properties of the estimators, and a few empirical applications demonstrate the utility of the new methods.

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  • McElroy, Tucker S. & Politis, Dimitris N., 2014. "Spectral density and spectral distribution inference for long memory time series via fixed-b asymptotics," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 182(1), pages 211-225.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:econom:v:182:y:2014:i:1:p:211-225
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconom.2014.04.019
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    Cyclical long memory; Kernel spectral estimator; Long range dependence; Spectral confidence bands;
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