An IV Test for a Unit Root in Generally Trending and Correlated Panels

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This paper proposes an IV-based panel unit root test that is general enough to accommodate general error serial and cross-section dependence, and a potentially nonlinear deterministic trend function. These allowances make the new test one of the most general around. It is also very simple to implement. Indeed, the IV statistic is asymptotically invariant to not only to all nuisance parameters characterizing the dependence of the errors and the true trend function, but also the deterministic specification of the fitted test regression.


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  • Deakin University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Economics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-764
Number of pages13
JournalOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1
Publication categoryResearch