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Topics in Structural VAR Econometrics

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In recent years a growing interest in the structural V AR approach (SV AR) has followed the path-breaking works by Blanchard and Watson (1986), Bernanke (1986) and Sims (1986), especially in the U.S. applied macroeconometric literature. The approach can be used in two different, partially overlapping, directions: the interpretation of business cycle fluctuations of a small number of significant macroeconomic variables and the identification of the effects of different policies. SV AR literature shows a common feature: the attempt to "organise", in a "structural" theoretical sense, instantaneous correlations among the relevant variables. In non-structural V AR modelling, instead, correlations are normally hidden in the variance­ covariance matrix of the V AR model innovations. of independent V AR analysis tries to isolate ("identify") a set shocks by means of a number of meaningful theoretical restrictions. The shocks can be regarded as the ultimate source of stochastic variation of the vector of variables which can all be seen as potentially endogenous. Looking at the development of SV AR literature we felt that it still lacked a formal general framework which could embrace the several types of models so far proposed for identification and estimation. This is the second edition of the book, which originally appeared as number 381 of the Springer series "Lecture notes in Economics of the first edition was Carlo and Mathematical Systems". The author Giannini.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

    Gianni Amisano

  • Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Metodi Quantitativi, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

    Carlo Giannini

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Topics in Structural VAR Econometrics

  • Authors: Gianni Amisano, Carlo Giannini

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  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1997

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-64481-8Published: 18 September 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-60623-6Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 181

  • Additional Information: Originally published as volume 381 in the series Lecture Notes in Economics

  • Topics: Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods

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