Friday, August 28, 2015

Macroeconomic models and estimation

Angry Bear asks, How Many Equations Should There be in Macroeconomic Models ? in an assessment of the relative merits of Cowles Commission, VAR and DSGE models.  

"This post is long. The punchline is that I think that a promising approach would be to combine CC models with a pseudo prior that a good model is not too far from a standard DSGE model. This is the sort of thing done with high dimensional VARs using the so called Minnesota prior."

Part of the rational expectations, macroeconomic debate.

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