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Estimating Potential GDP for the Romanian Economy. An Eclectic Approach

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  • Moisa, Altar

    () (DOFIN, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest; Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking (CARFIB); Centrul de Analiza si Prognoza Economico-Financiara (CAPEF))

  • Necula, Ciprian

    (DOFIN, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest; Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking (CARFIB); Centrul de Analiza si Prognoza Economico-Financiara (CAPEF))

  • Bobeica, Gabriel

    (DOFIN, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest; Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking (CARFIB); Centrul de Analiza si Prognoza Economico-Financiara (CAPEF))

Abstract

The paper provides potential output and output gap estimates for the Romanian economy in the period 1998-2008. Our approach consists in combining the production function structural method with several statistical de-trending methods. The contribution of our analysis to the scarce literature dealing with the estimation of the cyclical position of the Romanian economy is twofold. First, we identify the contribution of the production factors to the potential output growth. Second, we aggregate the results obtained through filtering techniques in a consensus estimate, ascribing to each method a weight inversely related to its revision stability. The results suggest for the period 2001-2008 an average annual growth rate of the potential output equal to 5.8%, but on a descending slope, due to the adverse developments in the macroeconomic context.

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  • Moisa, Altar & Necula, Ciprian & Bobeica, Gabriel, 2010. "Estimating Potential GDP for the Romanian Economy. An Eclectic Approach," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(3), pages 5-25, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2010:i:3:p:5-25
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    Keywords

    potential GDP; output gap; NAIRU; business cycle;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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