The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Bayesian Methods in Macroeconometrics

  • Frank Schorfheide
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This article discusses how Bayesian methods can be used to cope with challenges that arise in the econometric analysis of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models and vector autoregressions.


Bayes’ theorem Bayesian methods in macroeconometrics Business cycles Calibration Cowles Commission Dynamic macroeconomics Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models Economic growth Estimation Expectations Identification Statistical inference Intertemporal optimization problems Joint probability distributions Likelihood functions Macroeconometrics Misspecification Monetary policy shocks Neoclassical growth model Probability Rational expectations Structural change System-of-equations models Technology shocks Vector autoregressions Linear models Markov chain Monte Carlo methods Stochastic growth models Habit formation Maximum likelihood Posterior probability Regime-switching models Latent state variables State-space models 

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