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Testing heterogeneity within the euro area

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  • Jondeau, E.
  • Sahuc, J-G.

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This note estimates several constrained versions of an optimization-based multi-country model to test the sources of heterogeneity within the euro area. We show that the main source is the asymmetry of shocks affecting the economies and that the heterogeneity of behaviors does not seem to be of empirical relevance for the euro area.

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  • Jondeau, E. & Sahuc, J-G., 2007. "Testing heterogeneity within the euro area," Working papers 181, Banque de France.
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    Keywords

    Euro area ; Heterogeneity ; Bayesian econometrics ; Multi-country model.;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance

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