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Automated General-to-Specific (GETS) regression modeling and indicator saturation methods for the detection of outliers and structural breaks

Pretis, F., Reade, J. and Sucarrat, G. (2018) Automated General-to-Specific (GETS) regression modeling and indicator saturation methods for the detection of outliers and structural breaks. Journal of Statistical Software, 86 (3). ISSN 1548-7660

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To link to this item DOI: 10.18637/jss.v086.i03

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This paper provides an overview of the R package gets, which contains facilities for automated General-to-Specific (GETS) modelling of the mean and variance of a regression, and Indicator Saturation (IS) methods for the detection and modelling of outliers and structural breaks. The mean can be specified as an autoregressive model with covariates (an ‘AR-X’ model), and the variance can be specified as an autoregressive log-variance model with covariates (a ‘log-ARCH-X’ model). The covariates in the two specifications need not be the same, and the classical linear regression model is obtained as a special case when there is no dynamics, and when there are no covariates in the variance equation. The four main functions of the package are arx, getsm, getsv and isat. The first function estimates an AR-X model with log-ARCH-X errors. The second function undertakes GETS modelling of the mean specification of an arx object. The third function undertakes GETS modelling of the log-variance specification of an arx object. The fourth function undertakes GETS modelling of an indicator-saturated mean specification allowing for the detection of outliers and structural breaks. The usage of two convenience functions for export of results to EViews and STATA are illustrated, and LATEXcode of the estimation output can readily be generated.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:73481
Publisher:Foundation for Open Access Statistics

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