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 fi nite sample properties of the principal components estimates of the factor space, investigate the substantive reason(s) for the good performance of diffusion 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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Multisector economies; principal components; forecasting; pervasiveness; FAVAR;
Other versions of this item:
- ONATSKI, Alexei & RUGE-MURCIA, Francisco J., 2010. "Factor Analysis of a Large DSGE Model," Cahiers de recherche 17-2010, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
- 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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-12-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2010-12-11 (Central Banking)
- NEP-DGE-2010-12-11 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-ECM-2010-12-11 (Econometrics)
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