Factor Analysis of a Large DSGE Model
AbstractWe study the workings of the factor analysis of high-dimensional data using arti?cial series generated from a large, multi-sector dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model. The objective is to use the DSGE model as a laboratory that allow us to shed some light on the practical bene?ts and limitations of using factor analysis techniques on economic data. We explain in what sense the arti?cial data can be thought of having a factor structure, study the theoretical and ?nite sample properties of the principal components estimates of the factor space, investigate the substantive reason(s) for the good performance of di¤usion index forecasts, and assess the quality of the factor analysis of highly dissagregated data. In all our exercises, we explain the precise relationship between the factors and the basic macroeconomic shocks postulated by the model.
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Length: 64 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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multisector economies; principal components; forecasting; pervasiveness; FAVAR;
Other versions of this item:
- Alexei Onatski & Francisco J. Ruge-Murcia, 2010. "Factor Analysis of a Large DSGE Model," Working Paper Series 50_10, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
- ONATSKI, Alexei & RUGE-MURCIA, Francisco J., 2010. "Factor Analysis of a Large DSGE Model," Cahiers de recherche 2010-08, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
- C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
- C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
- E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
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