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A New Nonlinear Unit Root Test with Fourier Function

Güriş, Burak (2017): A New Nonlinear Unit Root Test with Fourier Function.

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Abstract

Traditional unit root tests display a tendency to be nonstationary in the case of structural breaks and nonlinearity. To eliminate this problem this paper proposes a new flexible Fourier form nonlinear unit root test. This test eliminates this problem to add structural breaks and nonlinearity together to the test procedure. In this test procedure, structural breaks are modeled by means of a Fourier function and nonlinear adjustment is modeled by means of an Exponential Smooth Threshold Autoregressive (ESTAR) model. The simulation results indicate that the proposed unit root test is more powerful than the Kruse (2011) and KSS(2003) tests.

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