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Overlapping sub-sampling and invariance to initial conditions

  • Kyriacou, Maria

This paper studies the use of the overlapping blocking scheme in unit root autoregression. When the underlying process is that of a random walk, the blocks’ initial conditions are not fixed, but are equal to the sum of all the previous observations’ error terms. When non- overlapping subsamples are used, as first shown by Chambers and Kyriacou (2010), these initial conditions do not disappear asymptotically. In this paper we show that a simple way of overcoming this issue is to use overlapping blocks. By doing so, the effect of these initial conditions vanishes asymptotically. An application of these findings to jackknife estimators indicates that an estimator based on moving-blocks is able to provide obvious reductions to the mean square error

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Paper provided by Economics Division, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton in its series Discussion Paper Series In Economics And Econometrics with number 1203.

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Date of creation: 04 Dec 2014
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Handle: RePEc:stn:sotoec:1203
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  1. Marcus J Chambers & Maria Kyriacou, 2010. "Jackknife Bias Reduction in the Presence of a Unit Root," Economics Discussion Papers 685, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
  2. Ye Chen & Jun Yu, 2012. "Optimal Jackknife for Discrete Time and Continuous Time Unit Root Models," Working Papers 15-2012, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
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