By Larry Gonick
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Theorem 61 is in fact the basis for all calculations of V art [Yt+k ] that we will consider. 6 Linear and Nonlinear Time Series The Wold representation only guarantees that the at 0 s are uncorrelated across time; it does not guarantee that the at 0 s are independent across time. Recall that independence is a stronger condition than zero covariance; that is, independence implies zero covariance but zero covariance does not imply independence. De…nition 62 If the at 0 s in the Wold representation for Yt are independent across time we say that Yt is a linear time series, otherwise we say that Yt is a nonlinear time series For an AR(1) we have at as an i:i:d: process an hence an AR(1) is a linear time series.
Note that given stationarity rik ! 0 exponentially. 2. We have: CHAPTER 3. AR(P) PROCESSES 45 Theorem 83¡ For ¢ a stationary AR(p) process Ãk has the short-memory property: Ãk = O ¿ k or jÃk j · A¿ k where 0 · ¿ = max [jri j] < 1: i Proof. 43) 2 or r1 = 0:762 and r2 = ¡0:262: Thus since jr1 j < 1 and jr2 j < 1 we conclude that the process is stationary. CHAPTER 3. 45) or r1 = 1:08 and r2 = ¡0:278: Thus since jr1 j = 1:08 > 1 we conclude that the process is not stationary. 1 Necessary Conditions for Stationarity Sometimes it is not necessary to calculate the roots of a polynomial to know that a process is nonstationary.
We can therefore have the essential condition for stationarity: Theorem 80 An AR(p) process: Á(B)Yt = at is stationary if and only if all roots of Á (B) are greater than 1 in absolute value; that is if for all i = 1; 2; : : : p ¢ ¡ Á ri¡1 = 0 =) jri j < 1: ~ (r) as: We can also express the stationarity condition in terms of the Á ~ (r) given Theorem 81 An AR(p) process is stationary if an only if all roots of Á in De…nition 77 are less than 1 in absolute value; that is if for all i = 1; 2; : : : p ~ (ri ) = 0 =) jri j < 1: Á Remark 82 We have only proven necessity.
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