Unit root in unemployment - new evidence from nonparametric tests
We apply Range Unit Root (RUR) tests to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) unemployment rates and compare the results to conventional tests. By simulations, we find that unemployment is represented adequately by a new nonlinear transformation of a serially correlated I(1) process.
Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
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