A Small Quarterly Projection Model of the US Economy

56 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2008

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Ioan Carabenciov

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Igor Ermolaev

Bank of Russia

Charles Freedman

Government of Canada - Bank of Canada; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Michel Juillard

Banque de France - Economic Study and Research Division

Ondra Kamenik

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Dmitry Korshunov

Bank of Russia

Douglas Laxton

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department

Date Written: December 2008

Abstract

This is the first of a series of papers that are being written as part of a project to estimate a small quarterly Global Projection Model (GPM). The GPM project is designed to improve the toolkit for studying both own-country and cross-country linkages. In this paper, we estimate a small quarterly projection model of the U.S. economy. The model is estimated with Bayesian techniques, which provide a very efficient way of imposing restrictions to produce both plausible dynamics and sensible forecasting properties. After developing a benchmark model without financial-real linkages, we introduce such linkages into the model and compare the results with and without linkages.

Suggested Citation

Carabenciov, Ioan and Ermolaev, Igor and Freedman, Charles and Juillard, Michel and Kamenik, Ondra and Korshunov, Dmitry and Laxton, Douglas, A Small Quarterly Projection Model of the US Economy (December 2008). IMF Working Papers, Vol. , pp. 1-54, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1316746

Ioan Carabenciov

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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United States

Igor Ermolaev

Bank of Russia

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Moscow, 107016
Russia

Charles Freedman

Government of Canada - Bank of Canada ( email )

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Canada
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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Michel Juillard

Banque de France - Economic Study and Research Division ( email )

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FRANCE

Ondra Kamenik (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Washington, DC 20431
United States

Dmitry Korshunov

Bank of Russia

12 Neglinnaya Street
Moscow, 107016
Russia

Douglas Laxton

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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