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On the power of panel cointegration tests: A Monte Carlo comparison. Economics Letters, 80(1):105-111

  • Luciano Gutierrez

    (The University of Sassari)

This paper enlarges on Karlsoon and Löthgreen’s (2000) results on panel unit root tests to panel cointegration tests. We show that for homogeneous panel, Kao’s (1999) tests have higher (lower) power than Pedroni’s (1999) tests when a small-T (high-T) number of observations are included in the panel and both tests show better performance than Larsson et al. (2001) test. In addition, depending on the T-dimension of the panel, cointegration tests can have high power when a small or high fraction of the relationships are cointegrated. This result suggests that when rejecting the null hypothesis of no cointegration for the whole panel not all the relationships can be really cointegrated.

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Date of creation: 19 Nov 2002
Date of revision: 20 May 2003
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0211003
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  1. Rolf Larsson & Johan Lyhagen & Mickael Lothgren, 2001. "Likelihood-based cointegration tests in heterogeneous panels," Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 4(1), pages 41.
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  4. Pedroni, Peter, 1999. " Critical Values for Cointegration Tests in Heterogeneous Panels with Multiple Regressors," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 61(0), pages 653-70, Special I.
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