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Haavelmo's Probability Approach and the Cointegrated VAR

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  • Katarina Juselius

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Some key econometric concepts and problems addressed by Trygve Haavelmo and Ragnar Frisch are discussed within the general framework of a cointegrated VAR. The focus is on problems typical of time series data such as multicollinearity, spurious correlation and regression results, time dependent residuals, normalization, reduced rank, model selection, missing variables, simultaneity, autonomy and identification. Specifically the paper discusses (1) the conditions under which the VAR model represents a full probability formulation of a sample of time-series observations, (2) the plausibility of the multivariate normality assumption underlying the VAR, (3) cointegration as a solution to the problem of spurious correlation and multicollinearity when data contain deterministic and stochastic trends, (4) the existence of a universe, (5) the association between Frisch's confluence analysis and cointegrated VAR analysis, (6) simultaneity and identification when data are nonstationary, (7) conditions under which identified cointegration relations can be considered structural or autonomous, and finally (8) a formulation of a design of experiment for passive observations based on theory consistent CVAR scenarios illustrated with a monetary model for inflation.

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  • Katarina Juselius, 2012. "Haavelmo's Probability Approach and the Cointegrated VAR," Discussion Papers 12-01, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:1201
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    1. repec:gam:jecnmx:v:5:y:2017:i:3:p:30-:d:104032 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Katarina Juselius, 2017. "A CVAR scenario for a standard monetary model using theory-consistent expectations," Discussion Papers 17-08, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
    3. Katarina Juselius, 2017. "Using a Theory-Consistent CVAR Scenario to Test an Exchange Rate Model Based on Imperfect Knowledge," Econometrics, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(3), pages 1-20, July.
    4. repec:eee:jimfin:v:83:y:2018:i:c:p:93-105 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Espasa, Antoni & Carlomagno Real, Guillermo, 2017. "Discovering pervasive and non-pervasive common cycles," DES - Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics. WS 25392, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística.

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    Keywords

    Haavelmo; CVAR; autonomy; identification; passive observations;

    JEL classification:

    • B16 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Quantitative and Mathematical
    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • 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
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access

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