Gil-Alana, Luis A. and Yaya, OlaOluwa S
(2018):
*Testing Fractional Unit Roots with Non-linear Smooth Break Approximations using Fourier functions.*

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## Abstract

In this paper we present a testing procedure for fractional orders of integration in the context of non-linear terms approximated by Fourier functions. The procedure is a natural extension of the linear method proposed in Robinson (1994) and similar to the one proposed in Cuestas and Gil-Alana (2016) based on Chebyshev polynomials in time. The test statistic has an asymptotic standard normal distribution and several Monte Carlo experiments conducted in the paper show that it performs well in finite samples. Various applications using real life time series, such as US unemployment rates, US GNP and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of G7 countries are presented at the end of the paper.

Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | Testing Fractional Unit Roots with Non-linear Smooth Break Approximations using Fourier functions |

English Title: | Testing Fractional Unit Roots with Non-linear Smooth Break Approximations using Fourier functions |

Language: | English |

Keywords: | Fractional unit root; Chebyshev polynomial; Monte Carlo simulation; Nonlinearity; Smooth break; Fourier transform |

Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C12 - Hypothesis Testing: General C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C15 - Statistical Simulation Methods: General C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models ; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes |

Item ID: | 90516 |

Depositing User: | Dr OlaOluwa Yaya |

Date Deposited: | 16 Dec 2018 03:44 |

Last Modified: | 28 Sep 2019 10:31 |

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URI: | https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/id/eprint/90516 |