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Identification Problems in SDGE Models with an illustration to a small Macro model

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  • Andreas Beyer

    () (DG- Research European Central Bank)

  • Roger E.A. Farmer

    (UCLA)

Abstract

We study identification in a class of linear rational expectations models. For any given exactly identified model, we provide an algorithm that generates a class of equivalent models that have the same reduced form. We use our algorithm to show that a model proposed by Jess Benhabib and Roger Farmer is observationally equivalent to the standard new-Keynesian model when observed over a single policy regime. However, the two models have different implications for the design of an optimal policy rule

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  • Andreas Beyer & Roger E.A. Farmer, 2006. "Identification Problems in SDGE Models with an illustration to a small Macro model," Computing in Economics and Finance 2006 81, Society for Computational Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sce:scecfa:81
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    Cited by:

    1. Alexander Kriwoluzky, 2008. "Matching Theory and Data: Bayesian Vector Autoregression and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2008-060, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Identification; SDGE models;

    JEL classification:

    • C39 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Other
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies

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