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New tests for unit roots in autoregressive processes with possibly infinite variance errors

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  • Shin, Dong Wan
  • So, Beong Soo

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For autoregressive processes with possibly infinite variance innovations, tests for unit roots are constructed. The limiting null distributions of the test statistics are standard normal both for finite variance innovations and for infinite variance innovations. The test statistics are the pivotal statistics of modified M-estimators in which the signs of regressors rather than the regressors themselves are used as instrumental variables in estimating unit roots. A Monte-Carlo experiment compares the proposed tests favorably with tests based on the OLSE and tests based on the M-estimators for several innovations.

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  • Shin, Dong Wan & So, Beong Soo, 1999. "New tests for unit roots in autoregressive processes with possibly infinite variance errors," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 44(4), pages 387-397, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:44:y:1999:i:4:p:387-397
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    1. Wan Shin, Dong & Lee, Oesook, 2003. "An instrumental variable approach for tests of unit roots and seasonal unit roots in asymmetric time series models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 29-52, July.
    2. Serttas, Fatma Ozgu, 2010. "Essays on infinite-variance stable errors and robust estimation procedures," ISU General Staff Papers 201001010800002742, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. Shin, Dong Wan & Park, Soo Jung & Oh, Man-Suk, 2009. "A robust sign test for panel unit roots under cross sectional dependence," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 53(4), pages 1312-1327, February.

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