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Persistence and time-varying coefficients

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  • McMillan, David G.
  • Wohar, Mark E.

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Persistence in economic variables is common. We re-examine that using a time-varying parameter model. Results support a substantial reduction in persistence, particularly, when allowing for time-variation in the constant. This has important implications for policy-making and the effect of shocks.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 85-88

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:1:p:85-88

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Keywords: Persistence Time-varying coefficient State-space;

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