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La modélisation VAR structurel : application à la politique monétaire en France

  • Bruneau, C.
  • De Bandt, O.

This paper discusses the purposes and limits of " structural " VAR modeling. It explains the choices that modelers have to make at different stages of the procedure. An illustration is provided by an analysis of monetary policy shocks in France over the 1972 : 1-1995 : 2. Compared with previous studies of this country, the main finding is the statistically significant effect of monetary policy on economic activity and inflation. This is found by introducing an additional variable that measures budget policy. The article shows that " structural " VARs can be used to analyse the 1993 recession.

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Paper provided by Banque de France in its series Working papers with number 52.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:52
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