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A recursive cointegration test using the Kalman filter and its application to fiscal equilibrium in the Dominican Republic

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This letter puts forward a recursive version of the Engle and Granger cointegration test, using the Kalman filter, for the analysis of fiscal equilibrium in the Dominican Republic. The method employs a time-varying-coefficient augmented Dickey and Fuller test and finds that government income and spending display movements both toward and away from equilibrium that can be associated to various policy reforms and shocks to the economy.

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  • Peter Prazmowski, 2005. "A recursive cointegration test using the Kalman filter and its application to fiscal equilibrium in the Dominican Republic," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(3), pages 155-160.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:3:p:155-160
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000318411
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    1. Nepal, R. & Jamasb, T., 2011. "Market Integration, Efficiency, and Interconnectors: The Irish Single Electricity Market," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1144, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

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