Fully Modied Narrow-Band Least Squares Estimation of Stationary Fractional Cointegration

We consider estimation of the cointegrating relation in the stationary fractional cointegration model which has found important application recently, especially in nancial economics. Previous research on this model has considered a semiparametric narrow-band least squares (NBLS) estimator in the frequency domain, often under a condition of non-coherence between regressors and errors at the zero frequency. We show that in the absence of this condition, the NBLS estimator is asymptotically biased, and also that the bias can be consistently estimated. Consequently, we introduce a fully modied NBLS estimator which eliminates the bias, and indeed enjoys a faster rate of convergence than NBLS in general. We also show that local Whittle estimation of the integration order of the errors can be conducted consistently on the residuals from NBLS regression, whereas the estimator has the same asymptotic distribution as if the errors were observed only under the condition of non-coherence. Furthermore, compared to much previous research, the development of the asymptotic distribution theory is based on a dierent spectral density representation, which is relevant for multivariate fractionally integrated processes, and the use of this representation is shown to result in lower asymptotic bias and variance of the narrow-band estimators. We also present simulation evidence and a series of empirical illustrations to demonstrate the feasibility and empirical relevance of our methodology.


Issue Date:
2009-02
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/273647
Language:
English
Total Pages:
38
JEL Codes:
C22
Series Statement:
Working Paper No. 1171




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