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Testing a DSGE model and its partner database

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  • Lavan Mahadeva

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  • Juan Carlos Parra Alvarez

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There is now an impetus to apply dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models to forecasting. But these models typically rely on purpose-built data, for example on tradable and nontradable sector outputs. How then do we know that the model will forecast well, in advance? We develop an early warning test of the database-model match and apply that to a Colombian model. Our test reveals where the combination should work (consumption) and where not (in investment). The test can be adapted to look at many likely sources of DSGE model failure.

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  • Lavan Mahadeva & Juan Carlos Parra Alvarez, 2008. "Testing a DSGE model and its partner database," Borradores de Economia 479, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
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    1. Enrique López & Andrés Salamanca, 2009. "El efecto riqueza de la vivienda en Colombia," COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA, FEDESARROLLO, December.
    2. Ramiro Rodríguez Revilla, 2011. "Modelos de equilibrio general dinámicos y estocásticos para Colombia 1995-2011," REVISTA ECOS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT, December.

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    Keywords

    Monetary Policy; Sectoral Model; DSGE; Forecast Performance; Kalman Filter.;

    JEL classification:

    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis

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