Economics at your fingertips  

Adaptive local VAR for dynamic economic policy uncertainty spillover

Niels Gillmann and Ostap Okhrin
Additional contact information
Niels Gillmann: ifo Institute Dresden
Ostap Okhrin: Technische Universit\"at Dresden

Papers from

Abstract: The availability of data on economic uncertainty sparked a lot of interest in models that can timely quantify episodes of international spillovers of uncertainty. This challenging task involves trading off estimation accuracy for more timely quantification. This paper develops a local vector autoregressive model (VAR) that allows for adaptive estimation of the time-varying multivariate dependency. Under local, we mean that for each point in time, we simultaneously estimate the longest interval on which the model is constant with the model parameters. The simulation study shows that the model can handle one or multiple sudden breaks as well as a smooth break in the data. The empirical application is done using monthly Economic Policy Uncertainty data. The local model highlights that the empirical data primarily consists of long homogeneous episodes, interrupted by a small number of heterogeneous ones, that correspond to crises. Based on this observation, we create a crisis index, which reflects the homogeneity of the sample over time. Furthermore, the local model shows superiority against the rolling window estimation.

Date: 2023-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ecm and nep-ets
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Latest version (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Papers from
Bibliographic data for series maintained by arXiv administrators ().

Page updated 2023-03-13
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:2302.02808