A Combined Nonparametric Test for Seasonal Unit Roots

Kunst, Robert M.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6831-2471 (March 2014) A Combined Nonparametric Test for Seasonal Unit Roots. Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Economics Series 303


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Abstract: Nonparametric unit-root tests are a useful addendum to the tool-box of time-series analysis. They tend to trade off power for enhanced robustness features. We consider combinations of the RURS (seasonal range unit roots) test statistic anda variant of the level-crossings count. This combination exploits two main characteristics of seasonal unit-root models, the range expansion typical of integrated processes and the low frequency of changes among main seasonal shapes. The combinationsucceeds in achieving power gains over the component tests. Simulations explore the finite-sample behavior relative to traditional parametric tests.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Seasonality' 'Nonparametric tests' 'Visualization' 'Time series'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): C12, C14, C22
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:39
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2024 07:00
ISBN: 1605-7996
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/2251

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