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Phillips-Perron-type unit root tests in the nonlinear ESTAR framework

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  • Christoph Rothe

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  • Philipp Sibbertsen

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In this paper, we propose Phillips-Perron type, semiparametric testing procedures to distinguish a unit root process from a mean-reverting exponential smooth transition autoregressive one. The limiting nonstandard distributions are derived under very general conditions and simulation evidence shows that the tests perform better than the standard Phillips-Perron or Dickey-Fuller tests in the region of the null.
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  • Christoph Rothe & Philipp Sibbertsen, 2006. "Phillips-Perron-type unit root tests in the nonlinear ESTAR framework," AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Springer;German Statistical Society, vol. 90(3), pages 439-456, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:alstar:v:90:y:2006:i:3:p:439-456
    DOI: 10.1007/s10182-006-0244-y
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    Keywords

    Exponential smooth transition autoregressive model; unit roots; Monte Carlo simulations; purchasing power parity; C12; C32;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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