On the Asymptotic Power of Unit Root Tests

Posted: 22 Jan 2012

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Karim M. Abadir

Imperial College Business School

Date Written: January 21, 2012


Closed forms for the distribution of some conventional statistics are given as a prelude to deriving their asymptotic power functions as unit root tests. In the process, an important distinction is drawn between two classes of statistics: one which relies on deterministic normalizations and the other which uses stochastic normalizations. When the data follow a driftless autoregression, a t test (which belongs to the second class) for a unit root is found to perform better than the other tests in small to moderate effective samples.

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Abadir, Karim M., On the Asymptotic Power of Unit Root Tests (January 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989461

Karim M. Abadir (Contact Author)

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