prakash wrote:Hello sir, I have one query related to test of structural break developed Bai and perron together. could you let me know what "list of regressors" means in your RATS programming of the test. basically I am testing the possible presence of structural break in the state domestic product data series. Waiting for your reply
BaiPerron is an efficient method for finding optimal break points in a linear regression y(t)=X(t)b+u(t). The "list of regressors" are the X variables. If the domestic product is actually your "y" series, then Bai-Perron may not be what you want. For instance, if your interest is in broken trends in log GDP, Bai-Perron can handle only certain types of those - either a complete break with both intercept and trend rate changing, or (using the NFIX option) a fixed trend rate, but with breaks in the intercept. It can't handle a spline situation where the trend rate changes but the function value doesn't.