The Effectiveness of Forward Guidance in an Estimated DSGE Model for the Euro Area: the Role of Expectations

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Title: The Effectiveness of Forward Guidance in an Estimated DSGE Model for the Euro Area: the Role of Expectations
Authors: Cardani, Roberta
Paccagnini, Alessia
Bekiros, Stelios D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8353
Date: Jan-2017
Abstract: We assess the effectiveness of the forward guidance undertaken by European Central Bank using a standard medium-scale DSGE model à la Smets and Wouters (2007). Exploiting data on expectations from surveys, we show that incorporating expectations should be crucial in performance evaluation of models for the forward guidance. We conduct an exhaustive empirical exercise to compare the pseudo out-of-sample predictive performance of the estimated DSGE model with a Bayesian VAR and a DSGE-VAR models. DSGE model with expectations outperforms others for inflation; while for output and short term-interest rate the DSGE-VAR with expectations reports the best prediction.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: DSGE Bayesian estimation;Survey professional forecasts;Real time data
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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