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Block Local to Unity and Continuous Record Asymptotics


  • H. Peter Boswijk

    () (University of Amsterdam)


This paper provides a continuous record interpretation of the block local to unity asymptotics proposed recentlyby Phillips, Moon and Xiao (2001). It also demonstrates that in the case of homogeneous dynamics and a fixednumber of blocks, the new asymptotic approximation coincides with the conventional local to unity asymptoticapproximation.

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  • H. Peter Boswijk, 2001. "Block Local to Unity and Continuous Record Asymptotics," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 01-078/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20010078

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    1. Perron, Pierre, 1991. "A Continuous Time Approximation to the Stationary First-Order Autoregressive Model," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(02), pages 236-252, June.
    2. Vasicek, Oldrich, 1977. "An equilibrium characterization of the term structure," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 5(2), pages 177-188, November.
    3. Phillips, Peter C.B. & Moon, Hyungsik Roger & Xiao, Zhijie, 2001. "How To Estimate Autoregressive Roots Near Unity," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 17(01), pages 29-69, February.
    4. Graham Elliott, 1998. "On the Robustness of Cointegration Methods when Regressors Almost Have Unit Roots," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 66(1), pages 149-158, January.
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