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Topics in Macroeconomics I


This course presents tools needed for estimation, evaluation, and inference with dynamic stochastic general equilibrium macroeconometric models in academic and policy institutions. Recent work on matching VARs and DSGE dynamics, and on measuring gaps/potentials/star variables and their relationship with model based quantities are discussed.

Course content

Lecture 1: Calibration and  evaluation of DSGE models
Lectures 2: Maximum likelihood estimation of DSGE models
Lectures 3-4: Bayesian analysis and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods
Lecture 5: Bayesian estimation of DSGE models. Evaluation and  forecasting.
Lecture 6: Practical and  policy  oriented DSGE models. Composite Likelihood


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