Department of Mathematics
Goodness-of-fit tests for vector autoregressive models in time series
The paper proposes and studies some diagnostic tools for checking the goodness-of-fit of general parametric vector autoregressive models in time series. The resulted tests are asymptotically chi-squared under the null hypothesis and can detect the alternatives converging to the null at a parametric rate. The tests involve weight functions, which provides us with the flexibility to choose scores for enhancing power performance, especially under directional alternatives. When the alternatives are not directional, we construct asymptotically distribution-free maximin tests for a large class of alternatives. A possibility to construct score-based omnibus tests is discussed when the alternative is saturated. The power performance is also investigated. In addition, when the sample size is small, a nonparametric Monte Carlo test approach for dependent data is proposed to improve the performance of the tests. The algorithm is easy to implement. Simulation studies and real applications are carried out for illustration. © Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009.
Goodness-of-fit test, Maximin test, Nonparametric monte carlo test, Score type test, Time series, Vector autoregressive model
Source Publication Title
Science China Mathematics
Link to Publisher's Edition
Wu, Jian Hong, and Li Xing Zhu. "Goodness-of-fit tests for vector autoregressive models in time series." Science China Mathematics 52.1 (2010): 187-202.