Testing Macroeconomic Models by Indirect Inference on Unfiltered Data

23 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2012

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David Meenagh

Cardiff University Business School

Patrick Minford

Cardiff University Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Michael Wickens

University of York; Cardiff Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: July 2012

Abstract

We extend the method of indirect inference testing to data that is not filtered and so may be non-stationary. We apply the method to an open economy real businss cycle model on UK data. We review the method using a Monte Carlo experiment and find that it performs accurately and has good power.

Keywords: Bootstrap, DSGE, indirect inference, Monte Carlo, VECM

JEL Classification: C12, C32, C52, E1

Suggested Citation

Meenagh, David and Minford, Patrick and Wickens, Michael, Testing Macroeconomic Models by Indirect Inference on Unfiltered Data (July 2012). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9058. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2153509

David Meenagh (Contact Author)

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Patrick Minford

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Michael Wickens

University of York ( email )

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Cardiff Business School ( email )

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