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Stationarity of time series and the problem of spurious regression

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  • Baumöhl, Eduard
  • Lyócsa, Štefan

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The goal of this paper was to introduce some general issues of non-stationarity for practitioners, students and beginning researchers. Using elementary techniques we examined the effect of non-stationary data on the results of regression analysis. We further shoved the effect of larger sample sizes on the spuriousness of regressions and we also examined the well known “rule of thumb” of how to identify spurious regressions. We also demonstrated the problem of spurious regression on a practical example, using closing prices of stock market indices from CEE markets.

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  • Baumöhl, Eduard & Lyócsa, Štefan, 2009. "Stationarity of time series and the problem of spurious regression," MPRA Paper 27926, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Lyócsa, Štefan & Výrost, Tomáš & Baumöhl, Eduard, 2011. "Unit-root and stationarity testing with empirical application on industrial production of CEE-4 countries," MPRA Paper 29648, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Jammazi, Rania & Aloui, Chaker, 2012. "Crude oil price forecasting: Experimental evidence from wavelet decomposition and neural network modeling," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 828-841.
    3. Madanlo, Lalaine & Murcia, John Vianne & Tamayo, Adrian, 2016. "Simultaneity of Crime Incidence in Mindanao," MPRA Paper 72648, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Jul 2016.

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    Keywords

    stationarity; time series data; various unit root tests; spurious regression; the R-squared and the Durbin – Watson statistics “rule of thumb”; CEE stock markets;

    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General

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