Testing for shifts in mean with monotonic power against multiple structural changes
It is known that several widely used structural change tests have non-monotonic power because the long-run variance is poorly estimated under the alternative hypothesis. In this paper, we propose a modified long-run variance estimator to alleviate this problem. We theoretically show that the tests with our long-run variance estimator are consistent against large multiple structural changes. Simulation results show that the proposed test performs well in finite samples.