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An Estimation of Output Gap in Romanian Economy Using the DSGE Approach

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In this paper I use an open economy DSGE model and estimate it for Romanian economy using Bayesian techniques. Based on estimation I derive a smoothed estimation of the output gap. I compare the results with those from standard procedures to estimate the output gap, the Hodrick Prescott filter, the production function and an unobserved components model. The results show that the DSGE approach can give a better picture of the output gap and it is more consistent with the dynamics of Romanian economy.

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  • Petre Caraiani, 2009. "An Estimation of Output Gap in Romanian Economy Using the DSGE Approach," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(4), pages 366-379.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:2009:y:2009:i:4:id:360:p:366-379
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    1. Spulbăr Cristi & Niţoi Mihai & STANCIU Cristian, 2012. "Inflation Inertia and Inflation Persistence in Romania Using a DSGE Approach," Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, De Gruyter Open, vol. 59(1), pages 115-124, July.

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    Keywords

    monetary policy; output gap; DSGE models; Bayesian techniques;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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