Periodic Properties of Interpolated Time Series
Posted: 25 Feb 2005
Although linearly interpolated series are often used in economics, little has been done to examine the effects of interpolation on time-series properties and on statistical inference. We show that linear interpolation of a trend stationary series superimposes a 'periodic' structure on the moments of the series. Using conventional time-series methods to make inference about the interpolated series may therefore be invalid. Also, the interpolated series may exhibit more shock persistence than the original trend stationary series.
Keywords: Linear interpolation, trend stationary series, periodicity, shock persistence
JEL Classification: C22, C82
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