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On ABCs (and Ds) of VAR representations of DSGE models

  • Massimo Franchi

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    (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)

  • Paolo Paruolo

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    (University of Insubria, Italy)

This paper shows that the poor man's invertibility condition in Fernández-Villaverde et al. (2007) is, in general, sufficient but not necessary for fundamentalness; that is, a violation of this condition does not necessarily imply the impossibility of recovering the structural shocks of a DSGE via a VAR. The permanent income model in Fernández-Villaverde et al. (2007) is used to illustrate this fact. A necessary and sufficient condition for fundamentalness is formulated and its relations with the poor man's invertibility condition are discussed.

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