CFDP 1653

Unit Root Model Selection

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Publication Date: May 2008

Pages: 14

Abstract: 

Some limit properties for information based model selection criteria are given in the context of unit root evaluation and various assumptions about initial conditions. Allowing for a nonparametric short memory component, standard information criteria are shown to be weakly consistent for a unit root provided the penalty coefficient Cn → ∞ and Cn/n → 0 as n → ∞. Strong consistency holds when Cn/(log log n)3 → ∞ under conventional assumptions on initial conditions and under a slightly stronger condition when initial conditions are infinitely distant in the unit root model. The limit distribution of the AIC criterion is obtained.

Keywords: 

AIC, Consistency, Model selection, Nonparametric, Unit root

JEL Classification Codes:  C22

See CFP: 1231