Authors: Ashish Rajbhandari
Addresses: StataCorp LP, 4905 Lakeway Drive, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Abstract: This paper estimates a small open economy DSGE model with anticipated news component in the structural shocks using quarterly data of Canada and the USA. We use Bayesian MCMC methods to investigate the contribution of news shocks to the unconditional variance of aggregate variables in the small open economy of Canada and also the transmission of such shocks from the USA. We find that news shocks from the USA have negligible role in explaining fluctuations in the aggregate variables of Canada. However, news shocks originating in Canada play an important role in explaining output and interest rate fluctuations domestically. Moreover, it contributes to about 15% of output and 35% of interest rates fluctuations in Canada.
Keywords: DSGE models; dynamic stochastic general equilibrium; news shocks; small open economy; macroeconomics; Bayesian MCMC; Markov chain Monte Carlo; Canada; USA; United States; aggregate variables; output fluctuations; interest rate fluctuations.
International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation, 2014 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.79 - 107
Received: 15 Nov 2012
Accepted: 28 Jun 2013
Published online: 20 Mar 2014 *