## Testing for ARCH

Testing for the presence of ARCH in the errors of your model is straightforward. In fact, there are at least two ways to proceed. The first is to estimate the regression portion of your model using least squares. Then choose the Tests>ARCH from the model’s pull-down menu. This is illustrated in Figure 14.3 below.

This brings up the box where you tell gretl what order of ARCH(q) you want as your alternative hypothesis. In the example, q = 1 which leads to the result obtained in the text. The output is shown below in Figure 14.5. Gretl produces the LM statistic discussed in your text; the relevant part is highlighted in red.

The other way to conduct this test is manually. The first step is to estimate the regression