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Testing for linear and Markov switching DSGE models

  • Marian Vavra

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    (National Bank of Slovakia)

This paper addresses the issue related to testing for non-linearity in economic models using new principal component based multivariate non-linearity tests. Monte Carlo results suggest that the new multivariate tests have good size and power properties even in small samples usually available in practice. The empirical results indicate that the use of linear economic models is unsuitable for policy recommendations.

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Paper provided by Research Department, National Bank of Slovakia in its series Working and Discussion Papers with number WP 3/2013.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2013
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Handle: RePEc:svk:wpaper:1024
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