Wada, Tatsuma (2011): On the Correlations of Trend-Cycle Errors. Published in: Economics Letters , Vol. 116, No. 3 (September 2012): pp. 396-400.
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This note provides explanations for an unexpected result, namely, the estimated parameter of the correlation coefficient of the trend shock and cycle shock in the state–space model is almost always (positive or negative) unity, even when the true variance of the trend shock is zero. It is shown that the set of the true parameter values lies on the restriction that requires the variance–covariance matrix of the errors to be nonsingular, therefore, almost always the likelihood function has its (constrained) global maximum on the boundary where the correlation coefficient implies perfect correlation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On the Correlations of Trend-Cycle Errors|
|Keywords:||Trend–cycle decomposition; Unit-root; Maximum likelihood|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C13 - Estimation: General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
|Depositing User:||Tatsuma Wada|
|Date Deposited:||07. Oct 2012 23:27|
|Last Modified:||01. Mar 2013 08:57|
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