Establishing conditions for the functional central limit theorem in nonlinear and semiparametric time series processes
Cardiff Business School
University of Exeter
Journal of Econometrics
This paper considers methods of deriving sufficient conditions for the central limit theorem and functional central limit theorem to hold in a broad class of time series processes, including nonlinear processes and semiparametric linear processes. The common thread linking these results is the concept of near-epoch dependence on a mixing process, since powerful limit results are available under this limited-dependence property. The particular case of near-epoch dependence on an independent process provides a convenient framework for dealing with a range of nonlinear cases, including the bilinear, GARCH, and threshold autoregressive models. It is shown in particular that even SETAR processes with a unit root regime have short memory, under the right conditions. A simulation approach is also demonstrated, applicable to cases that are analytically intractable. A new FCLT is given for semiparametric linear processes, where the forcing processes are of the NED-on-mixing type, under conditions that are evidently close to necessary.
Please see also the following Corrigendum to Section 2.4, Journal of Econometrics 110(1) 103-104
The author was formerly at the Cardiff Business School
Journal of Econometrics 106 (2002) 243-269