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The Greek Model of the European System of Central Banks Multi-Country Model

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  • Dimitrios Sideris

    (Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department and University Ioannina, Department of Economics)

  • Nicholas G. Zonzilos


    (Bank of Greece, Economic Research Department)

The present paper presents a quarterly econometric model for the Greek economy, the GR-MCM model. The model has been developed as part of a larger project within the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), the Multi-Country Model (MCM). The model combines short-run Keynesian dynamics determined by demand with a neoclassical steady state driven by supply factors. A well-specified long-run supply side is fully and simultaneously estimated. As far as the econometric methodology is concerned, the equilibrium relationships are estimated using cointegration analysis, whereas the dynamic equations are specified as error correction models. Standard simulations result in plausible short to long-run responses to exogenous shocks, thus indicating that the model can be useful for policy analysis experiments.

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Paper provided by Bank of Greece in its series Working Papers with number 20.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2005
Handle: RePEc:bog:wpaper:20
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  1. George Hondroyiannis & Sophia Lazaretou, 2007. "Inflation persistence during periods of structural change: an assessment using Greek data," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 34(5), pages 453-475, December.
  2. James G. MacKinnon, 1990. "Critical Values for Cointegration Tests," Working Papers 1227, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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