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Dynamic factor extraction of cross-sectional dependence in panel unit root tests

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  • George Kapetanios

    (Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK)

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Recently, considerable emphasis has been placed on the problems arising out of cross-sectional dependence in panel unit root tests. This paper adopts the factor-based cross-sectional dependence paradigm of Bai and Ng (2005) but suggests alternative factor extraction methods. Some theoretical results for these methods are provided. Further, a detailed Monte Carlo study of these methods for multiple and persistent factors is undertaken. It is found that results are radically different from the serially uncorrelated single-factor case. Tests perform much worse and in some cases it is preferable not to correct at all for cross-sectional dependence. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • George Kapetanios, 2007. "Dynamic factor extraction of cross-sectional dependence in panel unit root tests," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(2), pages 313-338.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:22:y:2007:i:2:p:313-338
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.943
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    1. M. Hashem Pesaran, 2007. "A simple panel unit root test in the presence of cross-section dependence," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(2), pages 265-312.
    2. Jan J. J. Groen & George Kapetanios & Simon Price, 2013. "Multivariate Methods For Monitoring Structural Change," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 28(2), pages 250-274, March.
    3. Chortareas, Georgios & Kapetanios, George, 2009. "Getting PPP right: Identifying mean-reverting real exchange rates in panels," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 390-404, February.

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