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Roughly, the first 5 chapters and the seventh could be thought in first part, chapter 6 and the last four in the second part.

Those who feel comfortable with these topics can skip. Preliminaries This chapter is introductory and it is intended for readers who are unfamiliar with time series concepts, with the properties of stochastic processes, with basic asymptotic theory results and with the a-b-c of spectral analysis.

Adrian Pagan shaped my somewhat cynical view of what should and can be done with the data and the models. This book would not have been possible without their fundamental inputs.

Dynamic macroeconomics is in part about intertemporal substitution. As mentors, there was no one comparable to them.

Chapter 6 examines full information Maximum Likeli- hood and in chapter 7 Calibration techniques are discussed.

Chapter 2 presents a number of macroeconomic models currently ii used in the profession and discusses numerical methods needed to researcb them. To all goes my thanks.

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The first three chapters of the book are introductory and review material extensively used in later chapters. I always like to argue with him because his unconventional views helped to bring out often forgotten methodological and practical aspects. The book is largely self-contained but presumes a basic knowledge of modern macroeco- nomic theory say, one or two quarters of a Ph. Chapter 4 describes minimalist vector autoregressive Reesarch approaches, where a limited amount of economic theory is used to structure the data.

Three people taught me to approach empirical problems in a sensible but rigorous way, combining economic theory with advanced statistical tools and numerical methods, and to be suspicious and critical of analyses which leave out one of the main ingredients of the cake.

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Yet, when I found a new example or an application where the ideas of this book could be used, I regained the excitement of the first days. Enviado por Gilmar flag Denunciar.

I need to thank my restricted and aplied family for the patience they endured during the long process that lead to the completion of this book. Most of the examples and exercises of this book are based on versions of these models. I also have an intellectual debit with Ed Prescott. And on most issues of interest to applied macroeconomists he was more methofs right than wrong.


This is the setup I have used in teaching this material over a number years and it seems the natural division between what I consider basic and advanced material.

Fabio Canova (Author of Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research)

In the remaining chapters we present various methodologies to confront models to the data and discuss how they can be used to address other interesting economic questions.

Patience is probably built on the same principle. In particular, chapter 1 presents basic time series and probability concepts, a list of useful law of large numbers and central limit theorems, which are employed in the discussions of chapters 4 to 8, and gives a brief overview of the basic elements of spectral analysis, heavily used in chapters 3, 5 and 7. I have learned a lot through the process of writing this book and teaching its material, probably as much as students have learned from the lectures and practical sessions.

Given our empirical perspective, formal results are often stated without proofs and em- phasis is given to their use in particular macroeconomic applications. Chapter 3 discusses procedures used to obtain interesting information about secular and cyclical fluctuations in the data.