Adding Latin America to the Global Projection Model
50 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 2009
This is the fourth of a series of papers that are being written as part of a larger project to estimate a small quarterly Global Projection Model (GPM). The GPM project is designed to improve the toolkit to which economists have access for studying both own-country and cross-country linkages. In this paper, we add Latin American economies to a previously estimated small quarterly projection model of the US, Euro Area, and Japanese economies. 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.
Keywords: Economic models, Latin America, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, Cross country analysis
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