A Sequential Approach to Testing for Structural Change in Econometric Models

  • Garry D. A. Phillips
  • Brendan P. M. McCabe
Part of the Studies in Empirical Economics book series (STUDEMP)


The paper shows that the sequential approach to testing econometric models, particularly testing for structural change, is both feasible and potentially very useful. In fact, this paper makes clear the possibility of using the sequential approach as suggested by Dhrymes et al. (1972) and shows that the statistical dependence between successive tests can be overcome in some cases.


Serial Correlation Econometric Model Sequential Approach Sequential Procedure Monte Carlo Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garry D. A. Phillips
    • 1
  • Brendan P. M. McCabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Dep. of Econometrics and Social StatisticsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterEngland
  2. 2.School of Economic StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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