Long Memory in US Real Output per Capita
Guglielmo Maria Caporale and
Luis Gil-Alana ()
No 891, Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin from DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research
This paper analyses the long memory properties of quarterly real output per capita in the US (1948Q1 - 2008Q3) using non-parametric, semi-parametric and parametric techniques. The results vary substantially depending on the methodology employed. Evidence of mean reversion is obtained in a parametric context if the underlying disturbances are weakly autocorrelated. We also examine the possibility of a structural break in the data and the results indicate that there is a slight reduction in the degree of persistence after the break that is found to occur in the second quarter of 1978.
Keywords: Fractional Integration; Long Memory; Convergence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 p.
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