Econometrica: Nov 2011, Volume 79, Issue 6

Dynamic Identification of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

https://doi.org/10.3982/ECTA8916
p. 1995-2032

Ivana Komunjer, Serena Ng

This paper studies dynamic identification of parameters of a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model from the first and second moments of the data. Classical results for dynamic simultaneous equations do not apply because the state space solution of the model does not constitute a standard reduced form. Full rank of the Jacobian matrix of derivatives of the solution parameters with respect to the parameters of interest is necessary but not sufficient for identification. We use restrictions implied by observational equivalence to obtain two sets of rank and order conditions: one for stochastically singular models and another for nonsingular models. Measurement errors, mean, longā€run, and a priori restrictions can be accommodated. An example is considered to illustrate the results.

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