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HAMILTONFILTER: Stata module to calculate the Hamilton Filter for a Single Time Series or for a Panel Dataset

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  • Diallo Ibrahima Amadou

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Abstract

hamiltonfilter calculates the Hamilton filter for a single time series or for a panel dataset. The command uses the Hamilton filter to separate a time series into trend and cyclical components. The Hamilton filter is utilized as an alternative to the Hodrick-Prescott high-pass filter. The theory behind the command hamiltonfilter is provided by Hamilton (2017). The paper also gives the criticisms of the Hodrick-Prescott filter and explains why the Hamilton filter is a superior alternative.

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  • Diallo Ibrahima Amadou, 2018. "HAMILTONFILTER: Stata module to calculate the Hamilton Filter for a Single Time Series or for a Panel Dataset," Statistical Software Components S458449, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458449
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install hamiltonfilter". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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