38 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2001
Date Written: July 1983
This paper introduces a limited-information two-step estimator for models with rational expectations and serially correlated disturbances. The estimator greatly extends the area of applicability of McCallum's (1976) instrumental variables approach to rational expectations models. Section I reviews McCallum's method and discusses in detail the problems surrounding its use in many empirical contexts. Section II presents the two-step two-stage least squares estimator (2S2S1) and demonstrates its efficiency relative to that of McCallum (1979). Section III provides a comparison nf several estimators for a two equation macroeconomic model with rational expectations due to Taylor (1979).
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Obstfeld, Maurice and Cumby, Robert E. and Huizinga, John P., Two-Step Two-Stage Least Squares Estimation in Models with Rational Expectations (July 1983). NBER Working Paper Series, Vol. t0011, pp. -, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=275351