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The Spanish block of the ESCB-Multi-Country model

  • Alpo Willman


    (European Central Bank)

  • Ángel Estrada


    (Banco de España)

This paper presents the Spanish country block (ES-MCM) of the ESCB Multi-Country Model for the euro area, which has been built in a close co-operation with the ECB and the Banco de España. The theoretical structure of the ES-MCM block is in line with most current mainstream macro models, i.e. the supply factors determine the long-run equilibrium, while in the short run output is demanddetermined, resulting from a sluggish adjustment of prices and quantities. The paper is structured as follows. First, a simplified theoretical counterpart of the ES-MCM block is presented and its steadystate comparative statistics and stock-flow equilibrium properties are studied. The theoretical analysis is followed by the review of the estimated equations of the ES-MCM block. Finally the simulation properties of the ES-MCM block are presented in the light of five alternative shock simulations.

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Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 0212.

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Length: 66 pages
Date of creation: May 2002
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Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0212
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