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Unit roots in macroeconomic time series: theory, implications, and evidence

  • Gilberto Libanio



The theme of unit roots in macroeconomic time series has received a great amount of theoretical and applied research in the last two decades. This paper presents some of the main issues regarding unit root tests, explores some of the implications for macroeconomic theory and policy, and reviews the recent evidence on the presence of unit roots in GDP series for Latin American countries. We conclude that a consensual view on many of the aspects involved has not emerged from this literature.

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Article provided by Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) in its journal Nova Economia.

Volume (Year): 15 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (September-December)
Pages: 145-176

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Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:15:y:2005:i:3:p:145-176
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