Testing nonparametric and semiparametric hypotheses in vector stationary processes.

M. Eichler*

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We propose a general nonparametric approach for testing hypotheses about the spectral density matrix of multivariate stationary time series based on estimating the integrated deviation from the null hypothesis. This approach covers many important examples from interrelation analysis such as tests for noncorrelation or partial noncorrelation. Based on a central limit theorem for integrated quadratic functionals of the spectral matrix, we derive asymptotic normality of a suitably standardized version of the test statistic under the null hypothesis and under fixed as well as under sequences of local alternatives. The results are extended to cover also parametric and semiparametric hypotheses about spectral density matrices, which includes as examples goodness-of-fit tests and tests for separability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)968-1009
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of Multivariate Analysis
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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