Friday, August 22, 2014

The Econometrics of Temporal Aggregation - III - Unit Roots

In two previous posts, I've talked a bit about the effect that aggregating time series data can have on some standard econometric results. The first of those posts was about a talk that I gave last month at the 2014 Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists. That talk was on the general topic of "The Econometrics of Temporal Aggregation". The second post looked more specifically of the consequences of such aggregation on the results of testing for Granger causality.

Here, I'll provide some information about the impact of temporal aggregation on the existence of, and testing for, unit roots in time-series data.