Journal article

HETEROSKEDASTICITY-ROBUST TESTING FOR A FRACTIONAL UNIT ROOT

Hsein Kew, David Harris

ECONOMETRIC THEORY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

This paper shows how fractional unit root tests originally derived under stationarity can be made robust to heteroskedasticity. This is done by using existing tests nested in a regression framework and then implementing these tests using Whites heteroskedasticity consistent standard errors (White, 1980). We show this approach is effective both asymptotically and in finite samples. We also provide some evidence on the asymptotic local power of different implementations of the tests, under both homoskedasticity and heteroskedasticity. © 2009 Cambridge University Press.

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