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Statistical estimates of the deviations from the macroeconomic potential. An application to the economy of Bulgaria

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  • Kaloyan Ganev

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The paper reviews the basic statistical methods for estimation of the deviations from the production potential of the economy. The emphasis is put on the a-theoretical approaches. To illustrate the application of the models data for the Bulgarian economy have been used, and on the basis of the obtained estimates general conclusions on the state and the development of some macroeconomic processes have been made.

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  • Kaloyan Ganev, 2004. "Statistical estimates of the deviations from the macroeconomic potential. An application to the economy of Bulgaria," Macroeconomics 0409010, EconWPA.
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    1. Ganev, Kaloyan, 2015. "A Small Model for Output Gap and Potential Growth Estimation. An Application to Bulgaria," MPRA Paper 63546, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    output gap; Bulgaria; filter; potential output;

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    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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