Carrasco Gutierrez, Carlos Enrique and Castro Souza, Reinaldo and Teixeira de Carvalho Guillén, Osmani (2009): Selection of optimal lag length in cointegrated VAR models with weak form of common cyclical features. Published in: Brazilian Review of Econometrics
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An important aspect of empirical research based on the vector autoregressive (VAR) model is the choice of the lag order, since all inferences in this model depend on the correct model specification. There have been many studies on how to select the lag order of a nonstationary VAR model subject to cointegration restrictions. In this work, we consider an additional weak-form (WF) restriction of common cyclical features in the model to analyze the appropriate way to select the correct lag order. We use two methodologies: the traditional information criteria (AIC, HQ and SC) and an alternative criterion (IC(p,s)) that selects the lag order p and the rank structure s due to the WF restriction. We use a Monte Carlo simulation in the analysis. The results indicate that the cost of ignoring additional WF restrictions in vector autoregressive modeling can be high, especially when the SC criterion is used.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Selection of optimal lag length in cointegrated VAR models with weak form of common cyclical features|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C32 - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C52 - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
|Depositing User:||Carlos Enrique Carrasco Gutierrez|
|Date Deposited:||09. May 2010 01:35|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 21:47|
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