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Are daily agricultural grains prices stationary? New evidence from GARCH-based unit root tests

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  • Afees A. Salisu

    () (Centre for Econometric and Allied Research, University of Ibadan)

  • Tirimisyu F. Oloko

    () (Centre for Econometric and Allied Research, University of Ibadan)

Abstract

In this paper, we employ the GARCH-based unit root tests including the one proposed by Narayan and Liu (NL) (2015) to further examine the stationarity of daily agricultural grain prices from 1986 to 2015. We also compare the performance of these tests with standard unit root tests. Our results suggest that the unit root test for agricultural grains prices is better modeled in the presence of GARCH process with a time trend and possibly one or two shifts in the intercept. The policy implications of these findings are well documented in the paper.

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  • Afees A. Salisu & Tirimisyu F. Oloko, 2017. "Are daily agricultural grains prices stationary? New evidence from GARCH-based unit root tests," Working Papers 036, Centre for Econometric and Allied Research, University of Ibadan.
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    Keywords

    Trend; Structural break; Conditional heteroscedasticity; Unit root; Agricultural grains prices;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices

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