Stationary bootstrapping for semiparametric panel unit root tests

Eunju Hwang, Dong Wan Shin

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For panels of possible cross-sectional and serial dependency, stationary bootstrapping is applied to construct unit root tests that are valid regardless of the nuisance parameters of such dependency. The tests are semiparametric in that no model structure is imposed on the serial correlation and the cross-sectional correlation. The statistics are Wald tests and t-bar type tests based on the OLSE (ordinary least squares estimator). Residual-based and difference-based stationary bootstrapping are applied to obtain valid critical values of the tests. Both ordinary and recursive mean adjustments are considered. Large sample validity of the bootstrap tests is established for a large time series dimension. A Monte-Carlo simulation compares the proposed tests, yielding some promising tests, i.e., the t-bar type tests based on difference-based bootstrapping and recursive adjustment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-25
Number of pages12
JournalComputational Statistics and Data Analysis
StatePublished - 2014


  • Cross-sectional dependence
  • Difference-based bootstrapping
  • Recursive mean adjustment
  • Residual-based bootstrapping


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