Estimators for Persistent and Possibly Non-Stationary Data with Classical Properties
This paper considers a moments based non-linear estimator that is root-T consistent and uniformly asymptotically normal irrespective of the degree of persistence of the forcing process. These properties hold for linear autoregressive models, linear predictive regressions, as well as certain non-linear dynamic models. Asymptotic normality is obtained because the moments are chosen so that the objective function is uniformly bounded in probability and that a central limit theorem can be applied.
Critical values from the normal distribution can be used irrespective of the treatment of the deterministic terms. Simulations show that the estimates are precise, and the t-test has good size in the parameter region where the least squares estimates usually yield distorted inference.
Mikusheva acknowledges financial support from the Castle-Krob Career Development Chair. Ng acknowledges financial support from the National Science Foundation (SES-0962431). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Gorodnichenko, Yuriy & Mikusheva, Anna & Ng, Serena, 2012. "Estimators For Persistent And Possibly Nonstationary Data With Classical Properties," Econometric Theory, Cambridge University Press, vol. 28(05), pages 1003-1036, October. citation courtesy of