ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby trubador » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:05 am

erburcu81 wrote:Hi

I am trying to download ZAURoot adds in to my computer.l i have Eviews 6. It wants me to write something in the Format String part and I could not skip that part.

Could you please expalin me what to do?

Unfortunately, all add-ins require EViews 7.1 or above. The following link will be more helpful: Subroutine for Zivot-Andrews Unit Root Testing

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby startz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:44 am

Using add-ins requires version 7.1.

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby wrsuclaedu » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:26 pm

After running ZAURoot with the default of 4 lags, I increase the number of lags to 6. This gives me a "Near Singular Matrix" error message. If I go back and set the number of lags back to 4, instead of getting my original result, I get the "Near Singular Matrix" error message. Thereafter, no matter what number of lags I set, I still get the error message. Is there something I can do to avoid this problem? I attach a file with the exchange rate series I am using below. Many thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby wrsuclaedu » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:04 pm

If any one knows how the EViews Zivot-Andrews Add-In selects lag length (what criterion), could you please post here? I have looked at the Docs that accompany the Add-In and could not find information on lag length selection criteria, other than it selects lags constrained by the user-specified maximum lags. Many thanks for any info on this.

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby trubador » Sun May 01, 2011 11:15 pm

It uses Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) to determine the optimum lag length. Please note that the maximum lag length is specified by the user.

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby wrsuclaedu » Mon May 02, 2011 9:53 am

Thank you trubador.

A quick follow up. When I run Zivot-Andrews in STATA, and specify AIC to select the lag length, I am running into a pretty different result than I get with EViews, even if I impose the lag length (that is, one rejects unit root, the other doesn't; and the break points are far from each other). Are there more differences between the implementations than just how lag lengths are selected?

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby trubador » Tue May 03, 2011 12:07 am

I am not familiar with STATA and have no idea how it handles the Zivot-Andrews unit root test. However, the source code of EViews's ZAURoot procedure is easily accessible and its results are very much in line with those of the original paper.

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby raquelopez » Thu May 05, 2011 10:25 am

Hello,
My name is Raquel. I work with Eviews 7. I have never used Eviews add-ins, however I am interested in applying the Zivot-Andrews test and I have found the add-in ZAUroot to apply this test. I have saved the ZAUroot file. I find the following files inside: zauroot install, zawrap and zivotandrews, but I don´t know how to get it installed and then how to run it. Please, could yo help me?
Thank you in advance,
Raquel

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ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby EViews Gareth » Thu May 05, 2011 10:27 am

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby torossahin » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:37 pm

Dear all,
I am facing the same problem that was faced by previous users. I am using eviews 7.1 and have installed the add-in for zivot-andrews unit root test. But when I try to run it on my series, it turns out as "insufficient number of observations". Can you please kindly post a reply on the solution? I couldn't figure it out from your previous correspondences.
Thanks in advance,
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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby torossahin » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:03 am

Hi again,
The same error popped up as "insufficient number of observations" when I try through the subroot coding.
Shall I change the code? Can you please kindly help me?
Best regards,
Toros

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby trubador » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:58 am

You should post your workfile...

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby torossahin » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:16 am

Dear trubador,
Attahced you will find the workfile. The 2 series that I try to apply the ZAURoot test are LNGSYIH and LNIH. (Both of them are 31 observations).
Why do you think the add-in does not work?
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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby trubador » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:25 am

1) If you significantly increase the lag-length, you may quickly run out of degrees-of-freedom.
2) Make sure that you are using the most recent update of EViews.

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Re: ZAURoot (Zivot-Andrews Unit Root test)

Postby lingqqq » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:24 am

I am using Eviews7. When I download ZAURoot and installed by Eveiws, it asked me to enter the format string which can not skip.
What should I enter?
Or am I doing the wrong way of installing?


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