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Evaluating misspecification in DSGE models using tests for overidentifying restrictions

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  • Reicher, Christopher Phillip

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In this paper I discuss the estimation of the process governing the structural shocks (or wedges) to a DSGE model, arguing that a well-specified model would satisfy certain sets of moment conditions. Based on tests for overidentifying restrictions, I compare three specifications of the Taylor rule within a simple New Keynesian model. I find that a rule which allows for the Fed to respond to four lags of inflation shows less evidence of misspecification than one where the Fed responds only to contemporaneous inflation. Raising the coe cient on the output gap to 1 instead of 0.5 gives more ambiguous results.

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  • Reicher, Christopher Phillip, 2013. "Evaluating misspecification in DSGE models using tests for overidentifying restrictions," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79955, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy

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