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Dynamic General-Equilibrium Models and Why the Bank of Canada is Interested in Them

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Dynamic general-equilibrium models (DGEMs) are being increasingly used in macroeconomic research. In this article, the author describes the main features of these models and outlines their contribution to economic research performed at the Bank of Canada. He notes that the basic principle of DGEMs is that the modelling of economic activity, even on a scale as large as the economy of a country, should start with a series of microeconomic problems (at the scale of individuals), which, once resolved, are aggregated to represent the macroeconomic reality described by the model.

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Article provided by Bank of Canada in its journal Bank of Canada Review.

Volume (Year): 2000-2001 (2001)
Issue (Month): Winter ()
Pages: 3-12

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Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2000-2001:y:2001:i:winter00-01:p:3-12

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  1. Jesús Antonio Bejarano Rojas, 2005. "Estimación Estructural Y Análisis De La Curva De Phillips Neokeynesiana Para Colombia," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE.

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