Bootstrapping unit root tests
Unit root tests have been known for a long time to suffer from a variety of problems. Considering that simulation methods are obvious candidates for solving some of these problems, the aim of this paper is to assess the performance of bootstrap tests of the unit root hypothesis of the Dickey-Fuller type. The results obtained show that boostrap tests have empirical sizes very close to the nominal ones and deliver rejection rates generally at least as high as those obtained using simulated critical points, and are therefore a promising alternative to the latter. The applications sto non-standard problems such as structural stability analysis appear to be especially promising.
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Volume (Year): 29 (1997)
Issue (Month): 9 ()
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