We develop a sequential testing approach for a structural change in the parameters of an autoregression, which amounts to a monitoring procedure with a controlled asymptotic size as we repeat the test. Our method can be used as a general misspecification test. We apply our method to monthly US industrial production in order to investigate if its autoregressive behavior and/or its innovation variance have changed during the twentieth century.

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Keywords autoregression, misspecification test, structural change
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/1606
Series Econometric Institute Research Papers
Carsoule, F, & Franses, Ph.H.B.F. (1999). Monitoring time-varying parameters in an autoregression (No. EI 9937/A). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/1606