## how to calculaute p-value for durbin watson statistics?

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ecofine
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### how to calculaute p-value for durbin watson statistics?

Could anybody know how to calculate p-value for durbin watson statistics?
I 've been always wondering why eviews does not produce p-value for durbin watson statistic.

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startz
Non-normality and collinearity are NOT problems!
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### Re: how to calculaute p-value for durbin watson statistics?

The exact distribution of the Durbin-Watson is hard and can only be found by simulation. That's why tables give upper and lower bounds. I don't think any program gives p-values. (In any event, for a reasonably large sample you are better off with the Breusch-Godfrey.)

ecofine
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### Re: how to calculaute p-value for durbin watson statistics?

Well, stata provides a command to get a p-value of DW statistic.
The table for Dw is given and i guess eviews can also provide p-value.

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startz
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### Re: how to calculaute p-value for durbin watson statistics?

Well, stata provides a command to get a p-value of DW statistic.
The table for Dw is given and i guess eviews can also provide p-value.

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I stand corrected. I didn't know Stata could do that. Is it Stat's dwe command that you use? If it is, let me note that the Stata documentation states, in part,

We at Stata are not fans of the original Durbin-Watson test because the
test's p value is known to be heavily dependent on the
normality-of-the-residuals assumption. A far better test is Durbin's
alternative test, available in Stata by tying -estat durbina- after
estimation by -regress-.

As others on the list have noted, they have requested p values and we have
not responded. Other than (1) doing homework or (2) reproducing the results
of others, we know of no good reason why anyone should want the p value that
assumes normality of the Durbin-Watson statistic.

ecofine
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### Re: how to calculaute p-value for durbin watson statistics?

Thank you very much for your kind information.
I will look up to stata information and come back here again if I would have furthermore questions.

Have a nice day!

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