Choosing the variables to estimate singular DSGE models
AbstractWe propose two methods to choose the variables to be used in the estimation of the structural parameters of a singular DSGE model. The first selects the vector of observables that optimizes parameter identification; the second the vector that minimizes the informational discrepancy between the singular and non-singular model. An application to a standard model is discussed and the estimation properties of different setups compared. Practical suggestions for applied researchers are provided.
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Date of creation: Mar 2013
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- Canova, F. & Ferroni, F. & Matthes, C., 2013. "Choosing the variables to estimate singular DSGE models," Working papers 461, Banque de France.
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