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Estimating the long memory granger causality effect with a spectrum estimator


  • Wen-Den Chen

    (Tung Hai University, Taiwan)


This paper discusses the Granger causality test by a spectrum estimator which allows the transfer function to have long memory properties. In traditional methodology the relationship among variables is usually assumed to be short memory or contemporaneous. Hence, we have to make sure they are of the same integrated order, else there might be a spurious regression problem. In practice, not all the variables are fractionally co-integrated in the economic model. They may have the same random resources, but under a different integrated order. This paper focuses on how to capture the long memory Granger causality effect in the transfer function. This does not necessarily assume the variables are of the same fractional integrated order. Moreover, by the transfer function we construct an estimator to test the long memory effect with the Granger causality sense. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Wen-Den Chen, 2006. "Estimating the long memory granger causality effect with a spectrum estimator," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 25(3), pages 193-200.
  • Handle: RePEc:jof:jforec:v:25:y:2006:i:3:p:193-200 DOI: 10.1002/for.981

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    3. Yushu Li, 2015. "Estimate Long Memory Causality Relationship by Wavelet Method," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 45(4), pages 531-544, April.
    4. Li, Yushu, 2012. "Estimating Long Memory Causality Relationships by a Wavelet Method," Working Papers 2012:15, Lund University, Department of Economics.
    5. Wen-Den Chen, 2008. "Is it a short-memory, long-memory, or permanently Granger-causation influence?," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 27(7), pages 607-620.

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