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DSGE - Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models.

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Positive productivity shock with a fall in output

I am modeling a two-country world. Within each country there exists a representative infinitely-lived agent, a representative final good producer, a continuum of domestic monopolistic competitive ...
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DSGE Model Solutions as a Vector Time-Series process. Examples?

I'm trying to understand how the solutions of a DSGE model can be seen as VAR or VARMA. Can you give examples of DSGE model solutions which can be seen as such? Also, does this only happen when we ...
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How to derive the measurement equation for the state-space representation of a DSGE model?

DSGE models, after log-linearisation, have a state-space representation. In this representation, in most papers, the measurement/observation equation is simply stated. I'm wondering how one deduces ...
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Literature on DSGE models featuring a financial sector

I recently read a ECB primer on DSGE models featuring the financial sector and became interested in the field. I also started to read some of the earlier literature in that field (e.g. Gertler & ...
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Solving Euler Equation for standard DSGE Models

I am studying a rather standard DSGE Model with a standard Utility function $U = f(c_t, n_t, M_t)$ subject to a budget constraint. Now, tosolve the intertemporal optimization problem I have, or ...
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Deriving log-linearized equilibrium in Galí (2019)

I am reading the Paper "The effects of a money-financed fiscal stimulus" by Galí (2019). I am trying to derive the log-linearized equilibrium as given in equations (15)-(22). I believe I am ...
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Are business cycle fluctuations usually studied in a (New Keynesian) DSGE model, or can they also be studied in a growth model?

I wonder if business cycle fluctuations are usually studied in a (New Keynesian) DSGE model, or can they also be studied in a growth model?
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Expected inflation in the real interest rate equation

Real interest rate = Nominal rate - Expected inflation In the above equation, in a quarterly data-set, which expected inflation shall be used? next quarter (q+1) or the same quarter of next year (q+4)...
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What would it mean for a parameter region to be E-stable but undeterminate?

What would it mean for a parameter region for a dynamic system to be E-stable, but indeterminate? E-stable: it's stable under learning... so this means, once in equilibrium, you stay there? Or does it ...
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What is meant by the abbreviation 'MSV solution', used in the context of DSGE modeling?

What is meant by the abbreviation MSV solution, used in the context of adaptive learning in DSGE modeling? E.g. see Bullard and Mitra (2002) minimum state variable (MSV) solutions it is in full, but ...
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determinacy vs. indeterminacy of equilibria in dynamic systems

As explained in Hommes (2018), equilibria in dynamic systems, like DSGE models, can either be determinate or indeterminate. A REE (rational expectations equilibrium) is determinate when there exists a ...
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Micro foundations of the Phillips Curve

In a typical NKPC: $Inflation_t = \alpha_1 Inflation_{t-1} + (1-\alpha_1) \mathbb{E}_tInflation_{t+1} + \alpha_2 RealMarginalCost + \epsilon_t$ From a micro-foundations perspective, does the ...
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Are heterogenous expectations models still determinate, closed models?

Cars Hommes proposed many models based on agents having heterogeneous expectations. Agents switch between a fixed set of prediction rules depending on their forecast error history. However, it seems ...
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Why does a model that is used for policy analysis needs its shocks and parameters to be structural (= invariant) to the shock under consideration?

In their paper, " New Keynesian Models: Not Yet Useful for Policy Analysis" V. V. Chari, Patrick J. Kehoe, and Ellen R. McGrattan argue that one needs a structural model in order to analyse the ...
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Are overlapping generation (OLG) models extensions of a DSGE model?

Are overlapping generation models (OLG) extensions of a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model? Or aren't these DSGE per se?
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Inertia and rational expectations DSGE models

What types of inertia or other phenomena in the data are hard to model with New Keynesian or other DSGE models assuming rational expectations?
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In economic modelling, how are we sure the linearized equilibria behave similarly to original equilibria?

The following problem is in the context of continuous time, although I suspect something could be said about discrete time also. Let's assume that we have the following equation: $$\dot x=f(x)$$ ...
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Where to find series of capital-output ratio for the US?

While the capital-output ratio is widely used in Macroeconomics as a target in calibration, it is usually just set to be equal to 3, without specifying the data source nor the methodology used to ...
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What is the name for the techniques that are used to determine the determinacy of DSGE models with rational expectations?

What is the name for the techniques that are used to determine the determinacy of DSGE models with rational expectations? For some context, see e.g. the work of THE SOLUTION OF LINEAR DIFFERENCE ...
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How to fit data in DSGE?

I'm completely new to these models. So after I specified steady-state equations, how do I fit my existing time series. In Bayesian approach do I just need to find prior mean, std error and ...
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Log linearization of the technology dynamic

I am still dealing with DSGE models and with log-linearization of characteristic equations of the model. The one that creates me more doubts is the technology shock, that is usually modeled as an AR(1)...
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Log-linearization of real exchange rate

I have a doubt on how to log linearize an expression for the real exchange rate. I have read in several papers that they express it using substitutions. I haven't been able to find out what ...
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Elasticity of substitution in leisure

This might be a very basic question, but I am a beginner in macro models. I would appreciate help with my doubt. In different papers I have read about the elasticity of labor supply or the inverse of ...
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Are typical macro DSGE (RBC or New Keynesian DSGE) models linear, non-linear, or log (linearized)?

In Carl Hommes 2015 book on Expectations, it seems he considers DSGE models (being it either RBC DSGE or New Keynesian DSGE) to be linear, or (log)linearized models, on page 3 of the introduction. He ...
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What are main reasons a typical DSGE model is called non-linear? Why are these non-linearities important?

What are main reasons a typical DSGE model is called non-linear? Why are these non-linearities important? Is a non-linear model inherently less stable than a linear model? Why?
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Log-linear version of current account equation

I am working on my thesis, doing a two-country model with traded and non-traded goods considering incomplete asset markets and imperfect pass-through. In a sense, I am following Benigno & ...
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Log-linear version of the uncovered interest rate parity

I am trying to derive the log-linear version of the uncovered interest rate parity under complete asset markets. I know that the UIP condition is given by $$(1+i_t)=(1+i^*_t)\frac{S_{t+1}}{S_t}$$ I ...
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Interest rate rule in monetary DSGE model

I am studying DSGE models and try to solve exercise 2.2 from Gali's (2008) book. In short, consider the simple classical economy where the following approximate equilibrium conditions must be ...
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Non-traded goods in Two Country New Keynesian Model

I am working on a two-country New Keynesian model, where I include traded and non-traded goods. The final good is produced using traded and non-traded inputs: $$ Z_t=\bigg[a^\frac{1}{\kappa}Z_{T,t}^{\...
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Questions about the future of macroeconomic modeling and the role of simultaneous equation systems

I started to study about macroeconomic modeling and I am interested in the following questions. I understand that there are no definite answers to these questions. But I am interested in the opinion ...
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DSGE model with agents that develop their skills

Are there DSGE models with agents with different skill levels (and according wage differences) who can develop or lose their skills and with employees with dynamic/changing skill levels and skill ...
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Percentage/proportion of published papers with DSGE models

I remember reading a few years back an article that showed an interesting graphic with the percentage/proportion of published papers with DSGE models across time. I've tried searching, but I get so ...
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What's the advantage of DSGE relative to BVARs?

DSGE models and BVARs are commonly used in academia and policy circles. They generate different performances (e.g., in forecasting) and perhaps serve different purposes. Notwithstanding, they have a ...
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Is there any mainstream criticism of the Benes-Kumhof conclusion that the Chicago Plan would improve the US economy nowadays?

A 2012 IMF Working paper by Benes and Kumhof "The Chicago Plan Revisited " has this abstract, finding in favor of the Chicago Plan an all counts basically: At the height of the Great Depression a ...
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What is the appeal of DSGE models?

As far as I understand people like them, because they fit the data quite well when compared to VAR's for example while also having an economic interpretation. They appear to explain observations in a ...
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intuition behind the blanchard kahn conditions?

In order for a DSGE model to have a unique solution, it is required to satisfy the Blanchard Kahn conditions. However, these conditions seem very abstract to me. Is there an intuition behind the ...
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Can Dynare solve general equilibrium (GE) models with non-convex adjustment costs?

I know that Dynare (which sits on top of Matlab) can solve many kinds of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) and overlapping generations (OLG) models. I also know that Dynare can handle some ...
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Deriving Sufficient Conditions For Existence of Unique Non-Explosive Equilibrium In DSGE Model With Hybrid New Keynesian Phillips Curve

Consider the following New Keynesian DSGE Model with standard notation: $\pi_t = \kappa y_t + \gamma_f \mathbb{E}_t[\pi_{t+1}] + \gamma_b \pi_{t-1},$ $y_t = \mathbb{E}_t[y_{t+1}] - \frac{1}{\sigma}(...
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Optimal Tax Rates on BGP

I was going through this paper by Aghion et al. I wanted some clarification on some of the computations. I understood the process uptil the normalization on page 22. Then we can get some policy rules ...
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Use of DSGE models for the day-to-day government policy decisions? If no - then what are obstacles?

Are DSGE models used for the day-to-day government policy estimation and optimization? E.g. can DSGE model be used for estimation of the return of additional investments in education and how those ...
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A possible typo in Herbst and Schorfheide book of DSGE estimation

In a state-space representation, the measurement equation is something of this form $O_t=H_t s_t + u_t$, where $O_t$ are the observational data at time $t$, $H_t$ is a possibly time-dependent matrix ...
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How to deal with potential output in the Sims (2002) framework?

In Sims(2002), the author explains how one solves a linear rational expectations model. $$\Gamma_0S_t=\Gamma_1S_{t-1}+C+\Psi z_t + \Pi \mu_t$$ The only thing exogenously defined in the $z_t$ ...
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What are the linearised equations for the flexible economy in Smets and Wouters (2007)?

To solve the Smets and Wouters (2007) model, we need the linearised equation for the economy when wages and prices are flexible (monetary policy rule depends on the potential output). However, in ...
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Cleaning data for DSGE model estimation: An and Schorfheide (2007)

In Herbst and Schorfheide "Bayesian Estimation of DSGE Models", in the appendix named "Data Sources", they show several formulas relating the empirical data which should be used for the model. Here's ...
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Deducing eq. (39) of Sims (2002)

Here's the Sims(2002) paper How does one deduce equation (39) from that paper? Any help would be appreciated.
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Good paper/article on the mechanisms in RBC vs New Keynesian models

I have read technical books about the (baseline) RBC and New Keynesian models. However, these books tend not to explain very intuitively the propagation mechanisms of shocks between the two models, ...
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Basic New Keynesian Model - Price and Wage Level after shock

I'm currently solving a new Keynesian model with government spending. It's the basic model version, with constant returns to scale on the only production factor work. Everything has worked out fine ...
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Differences between GMM and MSM?

In wikipedia, the main difference between GMM and MSM(Method of simulated Moments) is in the former the moment/orthogonality conditions can be evaluated analytically, while in the latter they cannot ...
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What are some good video lectures on DSGE modeling?

Are there any online resources on Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models supplied with video lectures, which include theory and some practical examples of fitting models as well? I did not find ...
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What exactly is certainty equivalence in the context of DSGE models?

I keep reading about certainty equivalence in the context of DSGE models. I understand that it has something to do with "Getting rid of the expectation operator", but I'm not entirely sure? ...