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Commentary: Using Models for Monetary Policy Analysis

  • Carl E. Walsh

    (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Modern policy analysis makes extensive use of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. These models differ significantly from earlier generations of large-scale econometric models. I review what I see as major progress in the ability of economists to conduct model-based policy analysis. This progress has come through the evolution in the types of models being used and in a refinement of the types of questions asked of these models.

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Article provided by International Journal of Central Banking in its journal International Journal of Central Banking.

Volume (Year): 6 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 259-270

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Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2010:q:1:a:13
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