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L’apport de la représentation VAR de Christopher A. Sims à la science économique

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  • Gossé, Jean-Baptiste


    (CFAP, University of Cambridge)

  • Guillaumin, Cyriac


    (CREG, Université Grenoble Alpes)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2011 to Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims “for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy”. In this article we present the contribution for which Sims was awarded. In order to overcome the limitations of Keynesian Macroeconometric models, Sims (1980) made the famous Sims critique and proposed a multivariate model which has deeply influenced economic sciences. After presenting the main contributions of this approach, we conclude with an outlook of the academic researches generated by the Sims’ pioneering work. Résumé - L’Académie royale des sciences de Suède a attribué le prix 2011 de la Banque de Suède en sciences économiques institué en mémoire d’Alfred Nobel à Thomas Sargent et Christopher Sims « pour leurs recherches empiriques sur la cause et l’effet en macroéconomie ». Cet article se propose de présenter les travaux pour lesquels Sims a été primé. Face aux insuffisances des modèles macroéconométriques d’inspiration keynésienne, Sims (1980) émet la fameuse critique de Sims et propose une modélisation multivariée qui va profondément influencer la science économique. Après avoir retracé les principaux apports de cette approche, nous proposons un panorama des nombreuses recherches suscitées par les travaux pionniers de Sims.

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Article provided by Société Canadienne de Science Economique in its journal L'Actualité Economique.

Volume (Year): 89 (2013)
Issue (Month): 4 (Décembre)
Pages: 309-319

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Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:0094
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