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Panel Index Var Models: Specification, Estimation, Testing And Leading Indicators

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  • Fabio Canova

    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

  • Matteo Ciccarelli

    (Universidad de Alicante)

Abstract

This paper integrates panel VARs and the index models into a unique framework where cross unit interdependencies and time variations in the coefficients are allowed for. The setup used is Bayesian and MCMC methods are used to estimate the posterior distribution of the features of interest and to verify hypothesis concerning the model specification. The approach reduces substantially the dimensionality of the problem, can be used to construct multiunit forecasts, leading indicators and to conduct policy analysis in a multiunit setups. The methodology is employed to construct leading indicators for inflation and GDP growth in the Euro area.

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  • Fabio Canova & Matteo Ciccarelli, 2002. "Panel Index Var Models: Specification, Estimation, Testing And Leading Indicators," Working Papers. Serie AD 2002-21, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    1. Fabio Canova & Carlo Favero, 2005. "Monetary policy in the Euro area: Lessons from 5 years of ECB and implications for Turkey," Economics Working Papers 922, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
    2. Canova, Fabio & Ciccarelli, Matteo & Ortega, Eva, 2007. "Similarities and convergence in G-7 cycles," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(3), pages 850-878, April.
    3. Fabio Canova & Luca Gambetti, 2004. "On the Time Variations of US Monetary Policy: Who is right?," Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2004 96, Money Macro and Finance Research Group.
    4. João Leitão, 2004. "Demand Pull and Supply Push in Portuguese Cable Television," Econometrics 0411009, EconWPA.
    5. Canova, Fabio & Ciccarelli, Matteo & Ortega, Eva, 2004. "Similarities and convergence in G-7 cycles," Working Paper Series 312, European Central Bank.

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    Keywords

    Panel VAR; Bayesian methods; Leading indicators; Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods.;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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