Generalized Spectral Estimation

Posted: 1 Oct 1996

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Jeremy Berkowitz

University of Houston - Department of Finance

Date Written: August 30, 1996


This paper provides a framework for estimating parameters in a wide class of dynamic rational expectations models. The framework recognizes that RE models are often meant to match the data only in limited ways. In particular, interest may focus on a subset of frequencies. This paper designs a frequency domain version of GMM. The estimator has several advantages over traditional GMM. Aside from allowing band-restricted estimation, it does not require making arbitrary instrument or weighting matrix choices. The framework also includes least squares, maximum likelihood and band restricted maximum likelihood as special cases.

JEL Classification: C13, C22

Suggested Citation

Berkowitz, Jeremy, Generalized Spectral Estimation (August 30, 1996). Available at SSRN:

Jeremy Berkowitz (Contact Author)

University of Houston - Department of Finance ( email )

Houston, TX 77204
United States

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