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Estimation of Discount Factor ß and Coefficient of Relative Risk Aversion ? in Selected Countries

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  • Waqas Ahmed

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  • Adnan Haider

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  • Javed Iqbal

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The long-run discount factor for a group of developed and developing countries is estimated through standard methodology incorporating adaptive expectations of inflation. In the second part, while considering a standard Euler equation for household's intertemporal consumption, the parameter of constant relative risk aversion (CRRA) for Pakistan is estimated by using the Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) approach. The resulting parameter value of CRRA conforms to the empirical range for developing countries (as given in, Cardenas and Carpenter, 2008) The GMM estimator for the discount factor reinforces its result from the first part of the paper. [SBP WP no. 53]. URL:[http://www.sbp.org.pk/publications/wpapers/2012/wp53.pdf].

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  • Waqas Ahmed & Adnan Haider & Javed Iqbal, 2012. "Estimation of Discount Factor ß and Coefficient of Relative Risk Aversion ? in Selected Countries," Working Papers id:5087, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Ahmed, Waqas & Rehman, Muhammad & Malik, Jahanzeb, 2013. "Quarterly Bayesian DSGE Model of Pakistan Economy with Informality," MPRA Paper 53168, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Adnan Haider & Asad Jan & Kalim Hyder, 2013. "On the (Ir)Relevance of Monetary Aggregate Targeting in Pakistan: An Eclectic View," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 18(2), pages 65-119, July-Dec.
    3. Shahid, Muhammad & Qayyum, Abdul & Shahid Malik, Waseem, 2016. "Fiscal and Monetary Policy Interactions in Pakistan Using a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Framework," MPRA Paper 85549, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2017.
    4. Ahmed, Waqas, 2012. "Pakistan Economy DSGE Model with Informality-The Empirics of Calibration," MPRA Paper 53167, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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