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Medium-Size Macroeconomic Model for the Brazilian Economy

  • Marcelo Kfoury Muinhos
  • Sergio Afonso Lago Alves

This paper presents a medium-scale structural model for the Brazilian economy with more than 30 equations. The potential output is derived from a Cobb-Douglas production function and the demand side is divided in estimated equation for: consumption of the families, investment in machinery and construction, government spending and net exports. The estimated Phillips curve has two interesting features: dummies for the structural break in the pass-through and also a term that includes labor productivity on the Phillips equation. An algorithm to run the model with a model consistent forward-looking term in the Phillips curve is implemented. There are long-run equilibrium conditions for the external and fiscal debts and also for the real interest rate. External and supply shocks hit the medium-size model to generate impulse responses in order to compare with small-scale structural models.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department in its series Working Papers Series with number 64.

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Date of creation: Feb 2003
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Handle: RePEc:bcb:wpaper:64
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  1. Marcelo Kfoury Muinhos & Sérgio Afonso Lago Alves & Gil Riella, 2002. "Modelo Estrutural com Setor Externo: Endogenização do Prêmio de Risco e do Câmbio," Working Papers Series 42, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.
  2. Sergio Afonso Lago Alves, 2001. "Evaluation of the Central Bank of Brazil Structural Model's Inflation Forecasts in an Inflation Targeting Framework," Working Papers Series 16, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.
  3. Laurence Boone & Michel Juillard & Doug Laxton & Papa N'Diaye, 2002. "How Well Do Alternative Time-Varying Parameter Models of the NAIRU Help Policymakers Forecast Unemployment and Inflation in the OECD Countries?," Computing in Economics and Finance 2002 359, Society for Computational Economics.
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