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An assessment of multivariate output gap estimates in the Euro area

An assessment of multivariate output gap estimates in the Euro area

This paper assesses the statistical reliability of different measures of the output gap - the multivariate Hodrick-Prescott Filter, the multivariate unobserved components method and the structural vector autoregressive model - in the Euro area. Three criteria are used: the consistency of descriptive statistics, the forecasting performance in terms of inflation and some measures of uncertainty. Our results indicate that these multivariate methods provide some useful information relative to standard univariate models.

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Release date: 13/09/2004
 

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Product Code: KS-DT-04-010
ISBN: 92-894-7534-X
ISSN: 1725-4825
Theme: General and regional statistics
Collection: Statistical working papers