Journal of Monetary Economics 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2016.10.011 View full text
Domenico Giannone, Francesca Monti, Lucrezia Reichlin

Abstract: AbstractThis paper shows how and when it is possible to obtain a mapping from a quarterly DSGE model to a monthly specification that maintains the same economic restrictions and has real coefficients. We use this technique to derive the monthly counterpart of the Gali et al (2011) model. We then augment it with auxiliary macro indicators which, because of their timeliness, can be used to obtain a now-cast of the structural model. We show empirical results for the quarterly growth rate of GDP, the monthly unem…

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