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News Shocks, Information Flows and SVARs

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  • Patrick Feve
  • Ahmat Jidoud

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This paper assesses SVARs as relevant tools at identifying the dynamic effects or news shocks, Because of the misalignment between the econometrician and private agents' information sets resulting from foresight the dynamic responses identified from SVARs using either long-run and short-run restrictions are biased. However the bias vanishes when news shocks account for the bulk of fluctuations in the economy. Furthermore under this condition. he two identified shocks have a correlation close to unity validating the sequential identification approach adopted by BEAUDRY and PORTIER (2006)

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  • Patrick Feve & Ahmat Jidoud, 2014. "News Shocks, Information Flows and SVARs," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 113-114, pages 293-307.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2014:i:113-114:p:293-307
    DOI: 10.15609/annaeconstat2009.113-114.293
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    1. Beaudry, Paul & Portier, Franck, 2005. "The "news view" of economic fluctuations: Evidence from aggregate Japanese data and sectoral US data," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 635-652, December.
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    1. Paul Beaudry & Franck Portier, 2014. "News-Driven Business Cycles: Insights and Challenges," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 52(4), pages 993-1074, December.

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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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