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Testing for Deterministic Seasonality in Mixed-Frequency VARs

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This paper investigates the presence of deterministic seasonal features within a mixed frequency vector autoregressive model. A strategy based on Wald tests is proposed.

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  • Tomás del Barrio Castro & Alain Hecq, 2016. "Testing for Deterministic Seasonality in Mixed-Frequency VARs," DEA Working Papers 76, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Departament d'Economía Aplicada.
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    deterministic seasonal features; mixed frequency VARs;

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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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