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Data-based priors for vector autoregressions with drifting coefficients

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  • Korobilis, Dimitris

This paper proposes full-Bayes priors for time-varying parameter vector autoregressions (TVP-VARs) which are more robust and objective than existing choices proposed in the literature. We formulate the priors in a way that they allow for straightforward posterior computation, they require minimal input by the user, and they result in shrinkage posterior representations, thus, making them appropriate for models of large dimensions. A comprehensive forecasting exercise involving TVP-VARs of different dimensions establishes the usefulness of the proposed approach.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 53772.

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Date of creation: Jan 2014
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:53772
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  1. Gambetti, Luca & D’Agostino, Antonello & Giannone, Domenico, 2010. "Macroeconomic forecasting and structural change," Working Paper Series 1167, European Central Bank.
  2. Korobilis, Dimitris, 2013. "Bayesian forecasting with highly correlated predictors," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 148-150.
  3. Dimitris Korobilis, 2011. "Hierarchical Shrinkage Priors for Dynamic Regressions with Many Predictors," Working Paper Series 21_11, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
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