61 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2013
Date Written: March 1, 2013
For few years, the increasing size of available economic and financial databases has led econometricians to develop and adapt new methods in order to efficiently summarize information contained in those large datasets. Among those methods, dynamic factor models have known a rapid development and a large success among macroeconomists. In this paper, we carry out a review of the recent literature on dynamic factor models. First we present the models used, then the parameter estimation methods and finally the statistical tests available to choose the number of factors. In the last section, we focus on recent empirical applications, especially dealing with the building of economic outlook indicators, macroeconomic forecasting and macroeconomic and monetary policy analyses.
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Keywords: Dynamic factor models, estimation, tests for the number of factors, macroeconomic applications
JEL Classification: C13, C51, C32, E66, F44
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Barhoumi, Karim and Darné, Olivier and Ferrara, Laurent, UNE REVUE DE LA LITTÉRATURE DES MODÈLES À FACTEURS DYNAMIQUES (Dynamic Factor Models: A Review of the Literature) (March 1, 2013). Banque de France Working Paper No. 430. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2243625 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2243625