Testing for Random Walk Coefficients in Regression and State Space Models

  • Martin Moryson

Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)

About this book


Regression and state space models with time varying coefficients are treated in a thorough manner. State space models are introduced as a means to model time varying regression coefficients. The Kalman filter and smoother recursions are explained in an easy to understand fashion. The main part of the book deals with testing the null hypothesis of constant regression coefficients against the alternative that they follow a random walk. Different exact and large sample tests are presented and extensively compared based on Monte Carlo studies, so that the reader is guided in the question which test to choose in a particular situation. Moreover, different new tests are proposed which are suitable in situations with autocorrelated or heteroskedastic errors. Additionally, methods are developed to test for the constancy of regression coefficients in situations where one knows already that some coefficients follow a random walk, thereby one is enabled to find out which of the coefficients varies over time.


Econometrics Estimator Monte-Carlo Method Monte-Carlo-Methode Random-Walk Coefficients Random-Walk-Koeffizienten Regression Models Regressionsmodelle State-Space Models Time series Zustandsraummodelle Ökometrie

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Moryson
    • 1
  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1132-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-99799-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1968
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