Unit Root Tests

  • John D. Levendis
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


A process might be non-stationary without being a unit root. The two concepts are related, but they are not identical and it is common to confuse the two. We can have non-stationarity without it being due to a unit root. We could have a seasonal model. Or, we could have a deterministic trend. (We can even have non-stationarity because the variance is changing over time.)


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  • John D. Levendis
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsLoyola University New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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