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An Automatic Test of Super Exogeneity

  • David Hendry
  • Carlos Santos

We develop a new automatically-computable test for super exogeneity, using a variant of general-to-specific modeling.� Based on the recent developments of impulse saturation applied to marginal models under the null that no impulses matter, we select the significant impulses for testing in the conditional.� Since zero-mean changes are relatively undetectable in both VARs and conditional equations, we focus on location shifts, although we also discuss variance changes.� The approximate analytical non-centrality of the test is derived for a failure of weak exogeneity when there is a shift in the marginal process.� Monte Carlo simulations confirm the empirical accuracy of the nominal significance levels under the null, and show rejections for this failure of super exogeneity.� An empirical application to UK M1 delivers new results for this much-studied data set.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 476.

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