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Inference for VARs Identified with Sign Restrictions, Quantitative Economics 3 (2018). Granziera, Eleonora; Moon, Hyungsik Roger; Schorfheide, Frank

Category A Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Sub-category A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
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All authors as text Granziera, Eleonora; Moon, Hyungsik Roger; Schorfheide, Frank 
Number of authors
Status Published
Year of publication 2018 
Date 15.11.2018 
Name of article Inference for VARs Identified with Sign Restrictions 
Name of journal Quantitative Economics
Volume of issue
Number of issue
Pages 1087-1121 
Abstract There is a fast growing literature that set-identifies structural vector autoregressions (SVARs) by imposing sign restrictions on the responses of a subset of the endogenous variables to a particular structural shock (sign-restricted SVARs). Most methods that have been used to construct pointwise coverage bands for impulse responses of sign-restricted SVARs are justified only from a Bayesian perspective. This paper demonstrates how to formulate the inference problem for sign-restricted SVARs within a moment-inequality framework. In particular, it develops methods of constructing confidence bands for impulse response functions of sign-restricted SVARs that are valid from a frequentist perspective. The paper also provides a comparison of frequentist and Bayesian coverage bands in the context of an empirical application - the former can be substantially wider than the latter.
Free text descriptor in Finnish ekonometria; mallit; menetelm├Ąt; VAR; SVAR; 
Free text descriptor in English Bayesian inference, Frequentist Inference, Set-Identied Models, Sign Restrictions, Structural VARs 
JEL-codes C1; C32 
ISSN / e-ISSN 1759-7323 
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Notes Online first 5 Feb 2018 
Open Access Open access -publication

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