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Bayesian Routes and Unit Roots: de rebus prioribus semper est disputandum

This paper provides detailed responses to the following 8 discussants of my paper "To Criticize the Critics: An Objective Bayesian Analysis of Stochastic Trends": Gary Koop and Mark Steel; Edward Leamer; In-Moo Kim and G.S. Maddala Dale J. Poirier; Peter C. Schotman and Herman K. van Dijk; James H. Stock; David Dejong and Charles H. Whiteman; and Christopher Sims. This reply puts new emphasis on the call made in the earlier paper for objective Bayesian analysis in time series; it underlines the need for a new approach, especially with regard to posterior odds testing; and it draws attention to a new methodology of Bayesian analysis developed in a recent paper by Phillips-Ploberger (1991). Some new simulations that shed light on certain comments of the discussants are proven; new empirical evidence is reported with the extended Nelson-Plosser data supplied by Schotman and van Dijk; and the new Phillips-Ploberger posterior odds test is given a brief empirical illustration.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 986.

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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: Jul 1991
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Applied Econometrics (1991), 6: 435-473
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:986
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  1. Schotman, Peter & van Dijk, Herman K., 1991. "A Bayesian analysis of the unit root in real exchange rates," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 49(1-2), pages 195-238.
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