Least Squares with Breaks

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Least Squares with Breaks

Postby hugo_eviews » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:59 pm


I'm new to EViews 10 and saw that there is a new regression method called "Least Squares with Breakpoints" which splits the regression results based on bai-perron test for structural breaks. I have two questions on this:

1- What happens when one of the regressors is non-significant in only 1 bracket (sub-period), and significant in the other, can we keep the variable in the model?

2-If the variables have unit root, but are cointegrated, will my inferences based on the associated statistics be correct?

If anyone has any documentation on this method please share!


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Re: Least Squares with Breaks

Postby EViews Glenn » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 am

1. EViews doesn't allow you to have a variable in only one regime so the variable will be included, but in both regimes.

2. I don't recall which results go through.

http://www.eviews.com/help/helpintro.ht ... ect_header

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