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Spurious deterministic seasonality and autocorrelation corrections with quarterly data: Further Monte Carlo results

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  • Artur C. B. da Silva Lopes

    () (Instituto Superior de Economia e GestÇo, Universidade TÊcnica de Lisboa, gab. 411, Rua do Quelhas, 6, P-1200 Lisboa, Portugal)

Abstract

Following recent work of Franses, Hylleberg and Lee (FHL), this paper analyses the consequences of fitting a deterministic seasonal model to a quarterly time series which can be (at least approximately) described by a seasonal unit root(s) model. Besides the distribution of the coefficient of determination, the empirical distributions of two commonly used statistics are also investigated through Monte Carlo experiments for small, moderately large and large samples. FHL's work is also extended allowing the possibility of residual autocorrelation corrections. The main conclusion that emerges from the results is that one should not try to measure the importance of deterministic seasonality nor test for its presence in the context of such (static) regression models, even when using some form of residual autocorrelation correction. A simple empirical application is provided to illustrate our results.

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  • Artur C. B. da Silva Lopes, 1999. "Spurious deterministic seasonality and autocorrelation corrections with quarterly data: Further Monte Carlo results," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 341-359.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:24:y:1999:i:2:p:341-359
    Note: received: July 1997/final version received: July 1998
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    1. Artur Silva Lopes, 2006. "Deterministic seasonality in Dickey–Fuller tests: should we care?," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 31(1), pages 165-182, March.
    2. El Montasser, Ghassen & Boufateh, Talel & Issaoui, Fakhri, 2013. "The seasonal KPSS test when neglecting seasonal dummies: a Monte Carlo analysis," MPRA Paper 46226, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Voges, Michelle & Leschinski, Christian & Sibbertsen, Philipp, 2017. "Seasonal long memory in intraday volatility and trading volume of Dow Jones stocks," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-599, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    4. da Silva Lopes, Artur C. B., 2001. "The robustness of tests for seasonal differencing to structural breaks," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 71(2), pages 173-179, May.

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    Keywords

    Seasonality · unit roots · spurious regression · Monte Carlo;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection

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