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Information Criteria for Impulse Response Function Matching Estimation

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  • Jim Nason

    (Atlanta Fed)

  • Barbara Rossi

    (Duke University)

  • Atsushi Inoue

    (University of British Columbia)

  • Alastair Hall

    (Manchester University)

Abstract

We propose a new Information Criterion for Impulse Response Function Matching estimators of the parameters of a structural model based on classical Minimum Distance estimation. The advantages of our procedure are that: (i) it improves the efficiency of the estimates of the model's deep parameters; (ii) it allows the researcher to select the impulse responses that are more informative about the deep parameters. Our criterion applies to impulse responses estimated by VARs, local projections, as well as simulation methods. An empirical application to the estimation of representative Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models show that our method can substantially improve inference.

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  • Jim Nason & Barbara Rossi & Atsushi Inoue & Alastair Hall, 2007. "Information Criteria for Impulse Response Function Matching Estimation," 2007 Meeting Papers 293, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:sed007:293
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    1. Patrick Fève & Julien Matheron & Jean‐Guillaume Sahuc, 2009. "Minimum Distance Estimation and Testing of DSGE Models from Structural VARs," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 71(6), pages 883-894, December.
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