Journal of Monetary Economics 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmoneco.2019.01.003 View full text
Atsushi Inoue, Chun-Hung Kuo, Barbara Rossi

Abstract: In this paper we propose an empirical method for detecting and identifying misspecification in structural economic models. Our approach formalizes the common practice of adding "shocks" in the model, and identifies potential misspecification via forecast error variance decomposition and marginal likelihood analyses. The simulation results based on a small-scale DSGE model demonstrate that our method can correctly identify the source of misspecification. Our empirical results show that state-of-the-art medium-s…

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