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Some Simulation Properties of the Major Euro Area Economies in Multimod


  • Douglas Laxton
  • Benjamin L Hunt


This paper was prepared as part of a euro area macroeconomic model comparisons project. Four standard macroeconomic experiments are considered to illustrate the differences in dynamic adjustment properties of two versions of MULTIMOD, the IMF's multicountry macroeconomic model. One version of MULTIMOD that is examined contains separate country blocks for the three major economies in the euro area, Germany, France, and Italy. The second, more recent version, contains a single block describing the behavior of the whole euro area.

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  • Douglas Laxton & Benjamin L Hunt, 2003. "Some Simulation Properties of the Major Euro Area Economies in Multimod," IMF Working Papers 03/31, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:03/31

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    1. Hamid Faruqee & Douglas Laxton & Bart Turtelboom & Peter Isard & Eswar S Prasad, 1998. "Multimod Mark III; The Core Dynamic and Steady State Model," IMF Occasional Papers 164, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Tobin, James, 1969. "A General Equilibrium Approach to Monetary Theory," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 1(1), pages 15-29, February.
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    2. Fabio Canova & Evi Pappa, 2007. "Price Differentials in Monetary Unions: The Role of Fiscal Shocks," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 117(520), pages 713-737, April.
    3. Wallis, Kenneth F., 2004. "Comparing empirical models of the euro economy," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 735-758, September.
    4. van Riet, Ad, 2010. "Euro area fiscal policies and the crisis," Occasional Paper Series 109, European Central Bank.
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    7. Annabelle Mourougane & Lukas Vogel, 2009. "Speed of Adjustment to Selected Labour Market and Tax Reforms," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 51(4), pages 500-519, December.
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