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Estimated DGE Models and Forecasting Accuracy: A Preliminary Investigation with Canadian Data

  • Kevin Moran
  • Veronika Dolar

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Paper provided by Bank of Canada in its series Staff Working Papers with number 02-18.

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Length: 40 pages Abstract: This paper applies the hybrid dynamic g eneral-equilibrium, vector autoregressive (DGE-VAR) model developed by Ireland (1999) to Canadian time series. It presents the first Canadian evidence that a hybrid DGE-VAR model may have better out-of-sample forecasting accuracy than a simple, structure-free VAR model. The evidence suggests that estimated DGE models have the potential to add good forecasting ability to their natural strength of adding structure to an economic model.
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:bca:bocawp:02-18
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