Journal article

Testing for long memory

David Harris, Brendan Mccabe, Stephen Leybourne

ECONOMETRIC THEORY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

This paper introduces a new test statistic for the null hypothesis of short memory against long memory alternatives. The novelty of our statistic is that it is based on only high-order sample autocovariances and by construction eliminates the effects of nuisance parameters typically induced by short memory autocorrelation. For practically relevant situations where the short memory process is not directly observed, but instead appears as the disturbance term in a deterministic linear regression model, we are able to demonstrate that our residual-based statistic has an asymptotic standard normal distribution under the null hypothesis. We also establish consistency of the statistic under long m..

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