Janczura, Joanna and Weron, Rafal (2011): Goodness-of-fit testing for the marginal distribution of regime-switching models.
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In this paper we propose a new goodness-of-fit testing scheme for the marginal distribution of regime-switching models. We consider models with an observable (like threshold autoregressions), as well as, a latent state process (like Markov regime-switching). The test is based on the Kolmogorov-Smirnov supremum-distance statistic and the concept of the weighted empirical distribution function. The motivation for this research comes from a recent stream of literature in energy economics concerning electricity spot price models. While the existence of distinct regimes in such data is generally unquestionable (due to the supply stack structure), the actual goodness-of-fit of the models requires statistical validation. We illustrate the proposed scheme by testing whether a commonly used Markov regime-switching model fits deseasonalized electricity prices from the NEPOOL (U.S.) day-ahead market.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Goodness-of-fit testing for the marginal distribution of regime-switching models|
|Keywords:||Regime-switching; marginal distribution; goodness-of-fit; weighted empirical distribution function; Kolmogorov-Smirnov test|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C52 - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C12 - Hypothesis Testing: General
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q40 - General
|Depositing User:||Rafal Weron|
|Date Deposited:||01. Aug 2011 19:31|
|Last Modified:||21. Feb 2013 05:49|
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