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Temporal aggregation and SVAR identification, with an application to fiscal policy

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  • Beetsma, Roel
  • Giuliodori, Massimo
  • Klaassen, Franc

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We show how to assess identifying assumptions for a low-frequency SVAR using estimates from a higher-frequency model. In our application quarterly data support identified annual SVARs in government spending and output by assuming zero within-year impact of output on spending.

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  • Beetsma, Roel & Giuliodori, Massimo & Klaassen, Franc, 2009. "Temporal aggregation and SVAR identification, with an application to fiscal policy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(3), pages 253-255, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:3:p:253-255
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