Nonlinear Impulse Response Functions

24 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 1999

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Simon Potter

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Date Written: December 1998


The standard linear technique of impulse response function analysis is extended to the nonlinear case by defining a generalized impulse response function. Measures of persistence and asymmetry in response are constructed for a wide class of time series.

Keywords: nonlinear, impulse response function, persistence, generalized impulse response function

JEL Classification: C22, C51, C52, E32

Suggested Citation

Potter, Simon, Nonlinear Impulse Response Functions (December 1998). FRB of New York Staff Report No. 65, Available at SSRN: or

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