A comparative study of parametric and semiparametric autoregressive models

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    Dynamic linear regression models are used widely in applied econometric research. Most applications employ linear autoregressive (AR) models, distributed lag (DL) models or autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) models. These models, however, perform poorly for data sets with unknown, complex nonlinear patterns. This paper studies nonlinear and semiparametric extensions of the dynamic linear regression model and explores the autoregressive (AR) extensions of two semiparametric techniques to allow unknown forms of nonlinearities in the regression function. The autoregressive GAM (GAM-AR) and autoregressive multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS-AR) studied in the paper automatically discover and incorporate nonlinearities in autoregressive (AR) models.  Performance comparisons among these semiparametric AR models and the linear AR model are carried out via their application to Australian data on growth in GDP and unemployment using RMSE and GCV measures.



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    Autoregressive (AR) Models; Semiparametric Autoregressive Models; Autoregressive Generalized Additive Models (GAM-AR)); Autoregressive Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS-AR).

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Article ID: 31978
DOI: 10.14419/ijaes.v10i1.31978

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