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BVAR mapping

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  • Demeshev, Boris

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

  • Malakhovskaya, Oxana

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

Abstract

This paper reviews estimation and forecasting with Bayesian vector autoregressions (BVARs). In the first part of the paper, we propose a clear classification of the most frequently used prior distributions and we show how the parameters of posterior distributions can be computed for the priors we consider in the paper. A separate section describes the endogenous choice of prior hyperparameters that is currently a key step to estimate a BVAR in a data-rich environment. The second part of this paper is devoted to forecasting with BVARs. We review both point and density forecasting.

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  • Demeshev, Boris & Malakhovskaya, Oxana, 2016. "BVAR mapping," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 43, pages 118-141.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0300
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    Keywords

    BVAR; prior distributions; point forecasting; density forecasting;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: 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
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods

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