# 40 52 introduction stationary processes nonstationary

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Unformatted text preview: − 1)Xt −1 + εt We run this regression with OLS and we look at the coefﬁcient of (β2 − 1). The hypothesis now is: H0 : β2 − 1 = 0 vs H1 : β2 − 1 < 0 The test statistic is the Augmented Dickey Fuller statistic. The problem with this statistic is that is has low power. It is hard to differentiate between processes where β2 = 1 which is nonstationary and β2 = 0.95 which is stationary. One can allow for a time trend and drift term as well. 34 / 52 Introduction Stationary Processes Nonstationary Processes Spurious Regressions Testing for Nonstationarity Cointegration Autocorrelation function ADF ADF ∆Xt = (β2 − 1)Xt −1 + εt We run this regression with OLS and we look at the coefﬁcient of (β2 − 1). The hypothesis now is: H0 : β2 − 1 = 0 vs H1 : β2 − 1 < 0 The test statistic is the Augmented Dickey Fuller statistic. The problem with this statistic is that is has low power. It is hard to differentiate between processes where β2 = 1 which is nonstationary and β2 = 0.95 which is stationary. One can allow for a time trend and drift term as well. 35 / 52 Introduction Stationary Processes Nonstationary Processes Spurious Regressions Testing for Nonstationarity Cointegration F Cointegration Consider the following true model: Yt = β1 + β2 Xt + εt Suppose that Y and X are both I(1). Can we do OLS? Yes! But if we don’t know that this is the true model, how do we know whether the coefﬁcients are valid or not? We can do a test of cointegration 36 / 52 Introduction Stationary Processes Nonstationary Processes Spurious Regressions Testing for Nonstationarity Cointegration F Cointegration Consider the following true model: Yt = β1 + β2 Xt + εt Suppose that Y and X are both I(1). Can we do OLS? Yes! But if we don’t know that this is the true model, how do we know whether the coefﬁcients are valid or not? We can do a test of cointegration 37 / 52 Introduction Stationary Processes Nonstationary Processes Spurious Regressions Testing for Nonstationarity Cointegration F Cointegration Consider the following true model: Yt = β1 + β2 Xt + εt Suppose that Y and X are both I(1). Can we do OLS? Yes! But if we don’t know that this is the true model, how do we know whether the coefﬁcients are valid or not? We can do a test of cointegration 38 / 52 Introduction Stationary Processes Nonstationary Processes Spurious Regressions Testing for Nonstationarity Cointegration F Cointegration Consider the following true model: Yt = β1 + β2 Xt + εt Suppose that Y and X are both I(1). Can we do OLS? Yes! But if we don’t know that this is the true model, how do we know whether the coefﬁcients are valid or not? We can do a test of cointegration 39 / 52 Introduction Stationary Processes Nonstationary Processes Spurious Regressions Testing for Nonstationarity Cointegration F Cointegration Yt = β1 + β2 Xt + εt Two variables are cointegrated if they move together. If this is true, then the error term in the regression should be stationary. That is the idea behind the test for cointegration. run the regression with OLS gr...
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