Testing the Granger noncausality hypothesis in stationary nonlinear models of unknown functional form
In this paper we propose a general method for testing the Granger noncausality hypothesis in stationary nonlinear models of unknown functional form. These tests are based on a Taylor expansion of the nonlinear model around a given point in a sample space. We study the performance of our tests by a Monte Carlo experiment and compare these to the most widely used linear test. Our tests appear to be well-sized and have reasonably good power properties.
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|Date of creation:||27 Aug 2007|
|Date of revision:||18 Jan 2012|
|Publication status:||Published as Péguin-Feissolle, Anne, Birgit Strikholm and Timo Teräsvirta, 'Testing the Granger noncausality hypothesis in stationary nonlinear models of unknown functional form' in Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 2013, pages 1063-1087.|
|Note:||This is a revised version (January 2012) of the paper.|
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