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NONSTATIONARITY-EXTENDED WHITTLE ESTIMATION

Xiaofeng Shao ()

Econometric Theory, 2010, vol. 26, issue 04, 1060-1087

Abstract: For long memory time series models with uncorrelated but dependent errors, we establish the asymptotic normality of the Whittle estimator under mild conditions. Our framework includes the widely used fractional autoregressive integrated moving average models with generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic-type innovations. To cover nonstationary fractionally integrated processes, we extend the idea of Abadir, Distaso, and Giraitis (2007, Journal of Econometrics 141, 1353–1384) and develop the nonstationarity-extended Whittle estimation. The resulting estimator is shown to be asymptotically normal and is more efficient than the tapered Whittle estimator. Finally, the results from a small simulation study are presented to corroborate our theoretical findings.

Date: 2010
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