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Extending an SVAR Model of the Australian Economy

  • Mardi Dungey


  • Adrian Pagan


Dungey and Pagan (2000) present an SVAR model of the Australian economy which models macro-economic outcomes as transitory deviations from a deterministic trend. In this paper we extend that model in two directions. Firstly, we relate it to an emerging literature on DSGE modelling of small open economies. Secondly, we allow for both transitory and permanent components in the series and show how this modification has an impact upon the design of macroeconomic models.

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Paper provided by National Centre for Econometric Research in its series NCER Working Paper Series with number 21.

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Date of creation: 10 Jan 2008
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Publication status: forthcoming
Handle: RePEc:qut:auncer:2008-1
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