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Is Monthly US Natural Gas Consumption Stationary? New Evidence from a GARCH Unit Root Test with Structural Breaks

  • Vinod Mishra
  • Russell Smyth

We apply a recently developed unit root test that simultaneously accounts for heteroskedasticity and structural breaks to United States monthly natural gas consumption. We find that United States monthly natural gas consumption is stationary. Our results illustrate the importance of accounting for heteroskedasticity when testing for a unit root in energy consumption with higher frequency data.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 09-14.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2014
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2014-09
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