CFDP 1845

VARs with Mixed Roots Near Unity


Publication Date: January 2012

Pages: 24


Limit theory is developed for nonstationary vector autoregression (VAR) with mixed roots in the vicinity of unity involving persistent and explosive components. Statistical tests for common roots are examined and model selection approaches for discriminating roots are explored. The results are useful in empirical testing for multiple manifestations of nonstationarity — in particular for distinguishing mildly explosive roots from roots that are local to unity and for testing commonality in persistence.


Common roots, Local to unity, Mildly explosive, Mixed roots, Model selection, Persistence, Tests of common roots

JEL Classification Codes:  C22

See CFP: 1473