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Testing for common trends in conditional I(2) VAR models

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  • Paruolo Paolo

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This paper presents cointegration tests in the integration indices (II) in cointegrated (CI) vector autoregressive processes (VAR). The statistical analysis is performed under the assumption that some variables are weakly exogenous with respect to the (multi-)cointegration parameters, a condition that corresponds to no integral and proportional feedback in the marginal system (NF). The specification of the deterministic components is chosen so as to allow for a linear trend in all possible directions.The asymptotic distribution is derived both under correct specification of the weak exogeneity assumptions and under mis-specification. Tables of limit distributions are obtained by simulation. It is found that some types of mis-specification modify the asymptotic distributions of the tests considerably. However, the asymptotics are unaffected by misspecification provided the adjustment coefficients in the conditional system are of full rank.

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  • Paruolo Paolo, 2002. "Testing for common trends in conditional I(2) VAR models," Economics and Quantitative Methods qf0216, Department of Economics, University of Insubria.
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    1. Paruolo, Paolo, 2006. "Common trends and cycles in I(2) VAR systems," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 132(1), pages 143-168, May.
    2. Omtzigt, Pieter & Paruolo, Paolo, 2005. "Impact factors," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 128(1), pages 31-68, September.

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    cointegration rank test; common trends; VAR; I(2); 2SI2; conditional systems;

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