A point optimal test for moving average regression disturbances

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This paper reconsiders King's [12] locally optimal test procedure for first-order moving average disturbances in the linear regression model. It recommends two tests, one for problems involving positively correlated disturbances and one for negatively correlated disturbances. Both tests are most powerful invariant at a point in the alternative hypothesis parameter space that is determined by a function involving the sample size and the number of regressors. Selected bounds for the tests' significance points are tabulated and an empirical comparison of powers demonstrates the overall superiority of the new test for positively correlated moving average disturbances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-222
Number of pages12
JournalEconometric Theory
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1985

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