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Impulse Response Functions from Structural Dynamic Factor Models:A Monte Carlo Evaluation

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  • Massimiliano Marcellino
  • George Kapetanios

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The estimation of structural dynamic factor models (DFMs) for large sets of variables is attracting considerable attention. In this paper we briefly review the underlying theory and then compare the impulse response functions resulting from two alternative estimation methods for the DFM. Finally, as an example, we reconsider the issue of the identification of the driving forces of the US economy, using data for about 150 macroeconomic variables.

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  • Massimiliano Marcellino & George Kapetanios, 2006. "Impulse Response Functions from Structural Dynamic Factor Models:A Monte Carlo Evaluation," Working Papers 306, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University.
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    1. Christian Schulz, 2007. "Forecasting economic growth for Estonia : application of common factor methodologies," Bank of Estonia Working Papers 2007-09, Bank of Estonia, revised 04 Sep 2007.
    2. Christian Schulz, 2008. "Forecasting economic activity for Estonia : The application of dynamic principal component analyses," Bank of Estonia Working Papers 2008-02, Bank of Estonia, revised 30 Oct 2008.

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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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