Bayesian analysis of time-varying parameter vector autoregressive model for the Japanese economy and monetary policy
This paper analyzes the time-varying parameter vector autoregressive (TVP-VAR) model for the Japanese economy and monetary policy. The parameters are allowed to follow a random walk process and estimated using the Markov chain Monte Carlo method. The empirical result reveals the time-varying structure of the Japanese economy and monetary policy during the period from 1981 to 2008. The marginal likelihoods of the TVP-VAR model and other fixed parameter VAR models are estimated for model comparison. The estimated marginal likelihoods indicate that the TVP-VAR model best fits the Japanese economic data.
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Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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