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Exact linear rational expectations models: specification and estimation

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  • Lars Peter Hansen
  • Thomas J. Sargent

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This paper describes how to specify and estimate rational expectations models in which there are exact linear relationships among variables and expectations of variables that the econometrician observes.

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  • Lars Peter Hansen & Thomas J. Sargent, 1981. "Exact linear rational expectations models: specification and estimation," Staff Report 71, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
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