# breitung¶

## Purpose¶

Panel series unit root testing. The z-statistic constructed from the mean t-statistic has an asymptotic standardized normal distribution and tests the null hypothesis that all series are I(1) against the alternative that all series are I(0)

## Format¶

bstat = breitung(y, trend, constant, demean, lags)
Parameters
• y (TxM matrix) – data, M > 5.

• trend (scalar) – 0 = no trend, 1 = trend.

• constant (scalar) – if nonzero constant included in model.

• demean (scalar) – 0 to specify no demeaning or 1 to subtract cross-sectional means.

• lags (scalar) – number of lags.

Returns

bstat (matrix) – test statistic

## Example¶

new;
library tsmt;

fname = getGAUSSHome() \$+ "pkgs/tsmt/examples/index.dat";

//Assign y
y0 = y00[., 2:9];

//Percent Change in Y
y = 100*ln(y0[2:rows(y0), .]./y0[1:rows(y0)-1, .]);

//Indicator to run test with trend variable
trend = 1;

//Indicator to run test with constant
const = 1;

//Turn off data demeaning
demean = 0;

//Set number of lags to 3
lags = 3;

//Compute test statistics
tstat = breitung(y, trend, const, demean, lags);
print "The Breitung test statistic = ";; tstat;


## Remarks¶

The Breitung panel series unit root test utilizes the sample mean of the t-statistics across all individual series within a panel of time series variables. However, the procedure pre-adjusts data to address biased estimation.

It is assumed that the autoregressive parameter is constant across all panels. This allows the use of the standard t-statistic but requires that the panels be strongly balanced.

The procedure performs an individual ADF test on each series n then forms the sample mean of the t-statistic. The z-statistic constructed from the mean t-statistic has an asymptotic standardized normal distribution and tests the null hypothesis that all series are I(1) against the alternative that all series are I(0).

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