Selection of Optimal Lag Length in Cointegrated VAR Models with Weak Form of Common Cyclical Features
Carlos Enrique Carrasco Gutierrez (),
Reinaldo Castro Souza and
Osmani Guillén ()
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An important aspect of empirical research based on the vector autoregressive (VAR) model is the choice of the lag order, since all inferences in this model depend on the correct model specification. There have been many studies of how to select the lag order of a nonstationary VAR model subject to cointegration restrictions. In this work, we consider in the model an additional weak form (WF) restriction of common cyclical features to analyze the appropriate way to select the correct lag order. We use two methodologies: the traditional information criteria (AIC, HQ and SC) and an alternative criterion (IC(p;s)) that selects the lag order p and the rank structure, s, due to the WF restriction. We use a Monte-Carlo simulation in the analysis. The results indicate that the cost of ignoring additional WF restrictions in vector autoregressive modeling can be high, especially when the SC criterion is used.
Keywords: Cointegration; Common Cyclical Features; Reduced Rank Model; Information Criteria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 C53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009, Revised 2009
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Published in Brazilian Review of Econometrics 1.29(2009): pp. 59-78
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