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The OECD's new global model


  • Hervé, Karine
  • Pain, Nigel
  • Richardson, Pete
  • Sédillot, Franck
  • Beffy, Pierre-Olivier


This paper provides a summary of the OECD's new global macroeconometric model, including an overview of model structure and a selection of simulations illustrating its main properties. Compared with its predecessors, the new model is more compact and regionally aggregated, but gives more weight to the focus of policy interests in global trade and financial linkages. The country model structures typically combine short-term Keynesian-type dynamics with a consistent long-run neo-classical supply-side. While retaining a conventional treatment of international trade and payments linkages, the model has a greater degree of stock-flow consistency, with explicit modelling of domestic and international assets, liabilities and associated income streams. Account is also taken of the influence of financial and housing market developments on asset valuation and domestic expenditures via house and equity prices, interest rates and exchange rates. As a result, the model gives more prominence to wealth and wealth effects in determining longer-term outcomes and the role of asset prices in the transmission of international shocks both to goods and financial markets.

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  • Hervé, Karine & Pain, Nigel & Richardson, Pete & Sédillot, Franck & Beffy, Pierre-Olivier, 2011. "The OECD's new global model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 589-601.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:1:p:589-601 DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2010.06.012

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    1. Karine Hervé & Isabell Koske & Nigel Pain & Franck Sédillot, 2008. "The macroeconomic policy challenges of continued globalisation," OECD Journal: Economic Studies, OECD Publishing, vol. 2008(1), pages 1-51.
    2. Pierre-Olivier Beffy & Patrice Ollivaud & Pete Richardson & Franck Sédillot, 2006. "New OECD Methods for Supply-side and Medium-term Assessments: A Capital Services Approach," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 482, OECD Publishing.
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    Global; Macroeconomics; Econometric modelling; Simulation;

    JEL classification:

    • E17 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General Aggregative Models - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • F01 - International Economics - - General - - - Global Outlook
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications


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