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Determining p-values for systems cointegration tests with a prior adjustment for deterministic terms

Research paper by Carsten Trenkler

Indexed on: 18 Jul '07Published on: 18 Jul '07Published in: Computational Statistics



Abstract

Following Doornik (J Econ Surv 12:573–593, 1998) I present a procedure to approximate the asymptotic distributions of systems cointegration tests with a prior adjustment for deterministic terms suggested by Lütkepohl (Econometrica 72:647–662, 2004), Saikkonen and Lütkepohl (Econometric Theory 16:373–406, 2000a, J Business Econ Stat 18:451–464, 2000b, Time Series Anal 21:435–456, 2000c) and Saikkonen and Luukkonen (J Econ 81:93–126, 1997). These tests rely upon different assumptions as to the inclusion of deterministic components such as a constant, a linear trend or a level shift. The asymptotic distributions, which are functions of Brownian motions, are approximated by Gamma distributions. Only estimates of the mean and variance of the asymptotic test distributions are needed to fit the Gamma distributions. Such estimates are obtained from response surfaces. The required coefficients to compute the asymptotic moments are presented in this paper. Via the fitted Gamma distributions one can, then, easily derive p-values or arbitrary percentiles.