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Causal transmission in reduced-form models

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  • Vassili Bazinas

    (Dept of Economics Oxford University)

  • Bent Nielsen

    (Dept of Economics, Institute for Economic Modeling at the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University)

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We propose a method to explore the causal transmission of a catalyst variable through two endogenous variables of interest. The method is based on the reduced-form system formed from the conditional distribution of the two endogenous variables given the catalyst. The method combines elements from instru- mental variable analysis and Cholesky decomposition of structural vector autoregressions. We give conditions for uniqueness of the causal transmission.

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  • Vassili Bazinas & Bent Nielsen, 2015. "Causal transmission in reduced-form models," Economics Papers 2015-W07, Economics Group, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
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