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A cautionary note on outlier robust estimation of threshold models

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  • Paolo Giordani

    (University of New South Wales, Australia)

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Chan and Cheung (1994) propose a GM approach to outlier robust estimation of threshold models. We show that their estimator can be inconsistent and extremely inefficient even when the model is correctly specified and the disturbances are normally distributed, and outline situations in which the problem is likely to be more severe. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Paolo Giordani, 2006. "A cautionary note on outlier robust estimation of threshold models," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(1), pages 37-47.
  • Handle: RePEc:jof:jforec:v:25:y:2006:i:1:p:37-47
    DOI: 10.1002/for.972
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    1. Zhang, Li-Xin & Chan, Wai-Sum & Cheung, Siu-Hung & Hung, King-Chi, 2009. "A note on the consistency of a robust estimator for threshold autoregressive processes," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 79(6), pages 807-813, March.
    2. Luigi Grossi & Fany Nan, 2017. "Forecasting electricity prices through robust nonlinear models," Working Papers 06/2017, University of Verona, Department of Economics.

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