Understanding DSGE Filters in Forecasting and Policy Analysis
AbstractThe paper introduces methods that allow analysts to (i) decompose the estimates of unobserved quantities into observed data and (ii) impose subjective prior constraints on path estimates of unobserved shocks in structural economic models. For instance, decomposition of output gap to output, inflation, interest rates and other observables contribution is feasible. The intuitive nature and the analytical clarity of procedures suggested are appealing for policy-related and forecasting models. The paper brings some of the power embodied in the theory of linear multivariate filters, namely relatinship between Kalman and Wiener-Kolmogorov filtering, into the area of structural multivariate models, expressed in linear state-space form.
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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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filter; DSGE; state-space; observables decomposition; judgement;
Other versions of this item:
- Michal Andrle, 2013. "Understanding DSGE Filters in Forecasting and Policy Analysis," IMF Working Papers 13/98, International Monetary Fund.
- C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
- E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-10-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-DGE-2012-10-13 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-ECM-2012-10-13 (Econometrics)
- NEP-ETS-2012-10-13 (Econometric Time Series)
- NEP-FOR-2012-10-13 (Forecasting)
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