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Chow test for stability.
Carries out Chow breakpoint or Chow forecast tests for parameter constancy.
eq_name.chow(options) obs1 [obs2 obs3 ...] @ x1 x2 x3
You must provide the breakpoint observations (using dates or observation numbers) to be tested. To specify more than one breakpoint, separate the breakpoints by a space. For the Chow breakpoint test, if the equation is specified by list and contains no nonlinear terms, you may specify a subset of the regressors to be tested for a breakpoint after an “@” sign.
Chow forecast test. For this option, you must specify a single breakpoint to test (default performs breakpoint test).
Print the result of test.
The commands:
equation eq1.ls m1 c gdp cpi ar(1)
eq1.chow 1970Q1 1980Q1
perform a regression of M1 on a constant, GDP, and CPI with first order autoregressive errors, and employ a Chow breakpoint test to determine whether the parameters before the 1970’s, during the 1970’s, and after the 1970’s are “stable”.
To regress the log of SPOT on a constant, the log of P_US, and the log of P_UK, and to carry out the Chow forecast test starting from 1973, enter the commands:
equation ppp.ls log(spot) c log(p_us) log(p_uk)
ppp.chow(f) 1973
To test whether only the constant term and the coefficient on the log of P_US prior to and after 1970 are “stable” enter the commands:
ppp.chow 1970 @ c log(p_us)
See “Chow's Breakpoint Test” for further discussion.
See also Equation::facbreak, Equation::breaktest, Equation::ubreak, and Equation::rls.