Precise finite-sample quantiles of the Jarque-Bera adjusted Lagrange multiplier test
It is well known that the finite-sample null distribution of the Jarque-Bera Lagrange Multiplier (LM) test for normality and its adjusted version (ALM) introduced by Urzua differ considerably from their asymptotic \chi^2(2) limit. Here, we present results from Monte Carlo simulations using 10^7 replications which yield very precise numbers for the LM and ALM statistic over a wide range of critical values and sample sizes. Depending on the sample size and values of the statistic we get p values which signicantly deviate from numbers previously published and used in hypothesis tests in many statistical software packages. The p values listed in this short Letter enable for the first time a precise implementation of the Jarque-Bera LM and ALM tests for finite samples.
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- Jarque, Carlos M. & Bera, Anil K., 1980. "Efficient tests for normality, homoscedasticity and serial independence of regression residuals," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 6(3), pages 255-259.
- Deb, Partha & Sefton, Martin, 1996. "The distribution of a Lagrange multiplier test of normality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 51(2), pages 123-130, May.
- Urzua, Carlos M., 1996. "On the correct use of omnibus tests for normality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 247-251, December.
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