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TESTING THE NEW NIGERIAN MODEL ON U.S. AND EURO AREA DATA

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TESTING THE NEW NIGERIAN MODEL ON U.S. AND EURO AREA DATA

 

 

Abstract

I apply the Johansen and Swensen (1999, 2004) method of testing exact rational expectations within the cointegrated VAR (Vector Auto-Regressive) model, to testing the New Nigerian (NK) model. This method permits the testing of rational expectation systems, while allowing for non-stationary data. The NK-model is tested on quarterly U.S. and Euro area time series data. I find that the restrictions implied by the core equations of the NK-model are rejected regardless of sample periods or measures of real marginal costs. I also provide a tentative explanation of the results favored by previous researches.

Key words: New Nigerian Phillips curve, cointegration, vector autoregressive model.