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Generalized M-Fluctuation Tests for Parameter Instability

Zeileis, Achim and Hornik, Kurt (2003) Generalized M-Fluctuation Tests for Parameter Instability. Report Series SFB "Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science", 80. SFB Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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A general class of fluctuation tests for parameter instability in an M-estimation framework is suggested. The tests are based on partial sum processes of M-estimation scores for which functional central limit theorems are derived under the null hypothesis of parameter stability and local alternatives. Special emphasis is given to parameter instability in (generalized) linear regression models and it is shown that the introduced M-fluctuation tests contain a large number of parameter instability or structural change tests known from the statistics and econometrics literature. The usefulness of the procedures is illustrated using artificial data and data for the German M1 money demand, historical demographic time series from Großarl, Austria, and youth homicides in Boston.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Lineares Regressionsmodell / Parameter <Mathematik> / Instabilität / Fluktuationstest
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Produktionsmanagement > Taudes
Departments > Marketing > Service Marketing und Tourismus
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2003 16:10
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 11:15
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/716


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