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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. Òscar Jordà & Sharon Kozicki, 2007. "Estimation and Inference by the Method of Projection Minimum Distance," Staff Working Papers 07-56, Bank of Canada.
    2. Hall, Alastair R. & Inoue, Atsushi & Nason, James M. & Rossi, Barbara, 2012. "Information criteria for impulse response function matching estimation of DSGE models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 170(2), pages 499-518.
    3. Mertens, Karel & Ravn, Morten O, 2008. "The Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated U.S. Tax Policy Shocks: Theory and Empirical Evidence," CEPR Discussion Papers 6673, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Anna Kormilitsina, 2011. "Oil Price Shocks and the Optimality of Monetary Policy," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 14(1), pages 199-223, January.
    5. Ravn, Morten O. & Schmitt-Grohe, Stephanie & Uribe, Martín & Uuskula, Lenno, 2010. "Deep habits and the dynamic effects of monetary policy shocks," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 236-258, June.
    6. Karel Mertens & Morten Overgaard Ravn, 2011. "Understanding the Aggregate Effects of Anticipated and Unanticipated Tax Policy Shocks," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 14(1), pages 27-54, January.
    7. Riccardo DiCecio & Edward Nelson, 2007. "An estimated DSGE model for the United Kingdom," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jul, pages 215-232.

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