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Structural change and lag length in VAR models

  • Thoma, Mark

This paper investigates the relationship between changes in policy rules and changes in the estimated lag length in empirical models. The paper finds that there is a close association between changes in the parameter on the output gap term in the monetary policy rule investigated here and changes in estimated lag length for an associated VAR model.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Macroeconomics.

Volume (Year): 30 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 965-976

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:965-976
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