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Robust block bootstrap panel predictability tests

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  • Westerlund J.
  • Smeekes S.

    (GSBE)

Most panel data studies of the predictability of returns presume that the cross-sectional units are independent, an assumption that is not realistic. As a response to this, the current paper develops block bootstrap-based panel predictability tests that are valid under very general conditions. Some of the allowable features include heterogeneous predictive slopes, persistent predictors, and complex error dynamics, including cross-unit endogeneity.

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Paper provided by Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) in its series Research Memorandum with number 060.

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Date of creation: 2013
Handle: RePEc:unm:umagsb:2013060
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