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Further analysis of spurious causality


  • Cook, Steven


The properties of Granger-causality tests are examined when applied to integrated time series. Recently presented results suggesting spurious causality in such circumstances are shown to be highly dependent upon the absence of deterministic terms from the causality testing equations. The analysis is completed by the examination of an alternative non-parametric causality test.

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  • Cook, Steven, 2008. "Further analysis of spurious causality," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 79(3), pages 647-651.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matcom:v:79:y:2008:i:3:p:647-651 DOI: 10.1016/j.matcom.2008.04.011

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    1. Zhang, Lingxiang & Zhang, Xiaotong, 2011. "Spurious Granger causality between a broken-trend stationary process and a stochastic trend process," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 81(8), pages 1673-1681.


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