Does information help recovering fundamental structural shocks from past observations?
Domenico Giannone and
Lucrezia Reichlin ()
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Domenico Giannone: Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, ECARES
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This paper asks two questions. First, can we detect empirically whether the shocks recovered from the estimates of a structural VAR are fundamental? Second, can the problem of non-fundamentalness be solved by considering additional information? The answer to the firrst question is 'yes' and that to the second is 'under some conditions'.
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