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A SMALL‐SCALE DSGE MODEL FOR FORECASTING THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

Guangling Liu () and Rangan Gupta ()

South African Journal of Economics, 2007, vol. 75, issue 2, 179-193

Abstract: This paper uses a version of Hansen's (1985) Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) model to forecast the South African economy. The calibrated model, based on annual data over the period of 1970‐2000, is used to generate one‐ to eight‐quarters‐ahead out‐of‐sample forecast errors for the period of 2001:1 to 2005:4. The forecast errors are then compared with the unrestricted versions of the Classical and Bayesian VARs. A Bayesian VAR with relatively loose priors outperforms both the classical VAR and the DSGE model.

Date: 2007
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