Finite-Order VAR Representation of Linear Rational Expectations Models: In a Nutshell
12 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2018 Last revised: 11 Dec 2018
Date Written: November 2, 2018
This note summarizes the salient derivations of Martínez-García (2018). Specifically, it shows that the solution to a large class of linear rational expectations (LRE) models can be represented in finite-order VAR form. Martínez-García (2018) proposes a unified approach that uses a companion quadratic matrix equation to decouple the backward- and forward-looking parts of the canonical form of the LRE model and a Sylvester equation to pin down the solution and simplify its characterization so it can be expressed as a finite-order VAR.
Keywords: Linear Rational Expectations Models, Vector Autoregression Representation, Sylvester Matrix Equation, Quadratic Matrix Equation
JEL Classification: C32, C62, C63
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