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Further evidence regarding nonlinear trend reversion of real GDP and the CPI

Shelley, Gary and Wallace, Frederick (2010): Further evidence regarding nonlinear trend reversion of real GDP and the CPI.

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Abstract

his paper examines whether the CPI and real GDP for the U.S. exhibit nonlinear reversion to trend as recently concluded by Beechey and Österholm [Beechey, M. and Österholm, P., 2008. Revisiting the uncertain unit root in GDP and CPI: testing for non-linear trend reversion. Economics Letters 100, 221-223]. The wild bootstrap is used to correct for non-normality and heteroscedasticity in a nonlinear unit root test. Test results are found to be sensitive to the sample period examined.

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