DSGE Modeling at the Fund : Applications and Further Developments

Author/Editor:

Dennis P Botman ; David Rose ; Douglas Laxton ; Philippe D Karam

Publication Date:

August 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Researchers in policymaking institutions have expended significant effort to develop a new generation of macro models with more rigorous microfoundations. This paper provides a summary of the applications of two of these models. The Global Economy Model is a quarterly model that features a large assortment of nominal and real rigidities, which are necessary to create plausible short-run dynamics. However, because this model is based on a representative-agent paradigm, its Ricardian features make it unsuitable to study many fiscal policy issues. The Global Fiscal Model, which is an annual model that uses an overlappinggenerations structure, has been designed to analyze the longer-term consequences of alternative fiscal policies.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/200

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451867640/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007200

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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