Econometrica: Sep 2012, Volume 80, Issue 5

Nearly Efficient Likelihood Ratio Tests of the Unit Root Hypothesis
p. 2321-2332

Michael Jansson, Morten Ørregaard Nielsen

Seemingly absent from the arsenal of currently available “nearly efficient” testing procedures for the unit root hypothesis, that is, tests whose asymptotic local power functions are virtually indistinguishable from the Gaussian power envelope, is a test admitting a (quasi‐)likelihood ratio interpretation. We study the large sample properties of a quasi‐likelihood ratio unit root test based on a Gaussian likelihood and show that this test is nearly efficient.

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Supplement to "Nearly Efficient Likelihood Ratio Tests of the Unit Root Hypothesis"

This appendix contains Monte Carlo simulations to assess the finite sample properties of the likelihood ratio test in the manuscript.

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