Labor-Market Heterogeneity, Aggregation, and the Policy-(In)variance of DSGE Model Parameters
AbstractData from a heterogeneous-agents economy with incomplete asset markets and indivisible labor supply are simulated under various fiscal policy regimes and an approximating representative-agent model is estimated. Preference and technology parameter estimates of the representative-agent model are not invariant to policy changes and the bias in the representative-agent modelâ€™s policy predictions is large compared to predictive intervals that reflect parameter uncertainty. Since it is not always feasible to account for heterogeneity explicitly, it is important to recognize the possibility that the parameters of a highly aggregated model may not be invariant with respect to policy changes.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER) in its series RCER Working Papers with number 566.
Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Aggregation; DSGE Models; Fiscal Policy; Heterogeneous-Agents Economy; Policy Predictions; Representative-Agent Models;
Other versions of this item:
- Yongsung Chang & Sun-Bin Kim & Frank Schorfheide, 2012. "Labor-Market Heterogeneity, Aggregation, and the Policy-(In)variance of DSGE Model Parameters," Working papers 2012rwp-51, Yonsei University, Yonsei Economics Research Institute.
- C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
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- Labor-Market Heterogeneity, Aggregation, and the Policy-(In)variance of DSGE Model Parameters
by Christian Zimmermann in NEP-DGE blog on 2011-10-03 13:18:34
- Frank Schorfheide, 2012. "EconomicDynamics Interviews Frank Schorfheide on DSGE Model Estimation," EconomicDynamics Newsletter, Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 13(2), April.
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