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DSGE Model Estimation on the Basis of Second-Order Approximation


  • Sergey Ivashchenko



This article compares the properties of different non-linear Kalman filters: the well-known Unscented Kalman filter (UKF), the central difference Kalman filter (CDKF) and the new Quadratic Kalman filter (QKF). A small financial DSGE model is repeatedly estimated by several quasi-likelihood methods with different filters for data generated by the model. Errors in parameters estimation are a measure of the filters’ quality. The result shows that the QKF has a reasonable advantage in terms of quality over the CDKF and the UKF, albeit with some loss in speed. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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  • Sergey Ivashchenko, 2014. "DSGE Model Estimation on the Basis of Second-Order Approximation," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 43(1), pages 71-82, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:compec:v:43:y:2014:i:1:p:71-82 DOI: 10.1007/s10614-013-9363-1

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    1. Robert Kollmann, 2015. "Tractable Latent State Filtering for Non-Linear DSGE Models Using a Second-Order Approximation and Pruning," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 45(2), pages 239-260, February.
    2. Mutschler, Willi, 2015. "Identification of DSGE models—The effect of higher-order approximation and pruning," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 34-54.
    3. Sergey Ivashchenko, 2014. "Forecasting in a Non-Linear DSGE Model," EUSP Department of Economics Working Paper Series Ec-02/14, European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Economics.
    4. Robert Kollmann, 2016. "Tractable Likelihood-Based Estimation of Non-Linear DSGE Models Using Higher-Order Approximations," Working Papers ECARES ECARES 2016-15, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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    DSGE; QKF; CDKF; UKF; Quadratic approximation; Kalman filtering; C13; C32; E32;

    JEL classification:

    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles


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