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Unit root in unemployment - new evidence from nonparametric tests

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  • Jurgen Holl
  • Robert Kunst

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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.

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  • Jurgen Holl & Robert Kunst, 2011. "Unit root in unemployment - new evidence from nonparametric tests," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(6), pages 509-512.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:6:p:509-512
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851003725934
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    1. Schwert, G William, 2002. "Tests for Unit Roots: A Monte Carlo Investigation," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 20(1), pages 5-17, January.
    2. Magnus Gustavsson & Par Osterholm, 2006. "Hysteresis and non-linearities in unemployment rates," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(9), pages 545-548.
    3. Felipe Aparicio & Alvaro Escribano & Ana E. Sipols, 2006. "Range Unit-Root (RUR) Tests: Robust against Nonlinearities, Error Distributions, Structural Breaks and Outliers," Journal of Time Series Analysis, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(4), pages 545-576, July.
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    1. Luis A. Gil-Alana & Antonio Moreno & Seonghoon Cho, 2012. "The Deaton paradox in a long memory context with structural breaks," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(25), pages 3309-3322, September.

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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes

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