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Kalman filtering with truncated normal state variables for Bayesian estimation of macroeconomic models

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  • Michael Dueker

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A pair of simple modifications-in the forecast error and forecast error variance-to the Kalman filter recursions makes possible the filtering of models in which one or more state variables is truncated normal and latent. Such recursions are broadly applicable to macroeconometric models, such as vector autoregressions and estimated dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, that have one or more probit-type equation.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its series Working Papers with number 2005-057.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:2005-057

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Keywords: Macroeconomics - Econometric models;

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  1. Ali Genç, 2013. "Moments of truncated normal/independent distributions," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 54(3), pages 741-764, August.

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