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Testing For Cointegration Rank Using Bayes Factors

  • Sugita, Katsuhiro

    (Department of Economics, University of Warwick)

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    This paper proposes Bayesian methods for estimating the cointegration rank using Bayes factors. We consider natural conjugate priors for computing Bayes factors. First, we estimate the cointegrating vectors for each possible rank. Then, we compute the Bayes factors for each rank against 0 rank. Monte Carlo simulations show that using Bayes factor with conjugate priors produces fairly good results. We apply the method to demand for money in the US.

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    Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 654.

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    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:654
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