Staff Report 182

Mechanics of Forming and Estimating Dynamic Linear Economies

Ellen R. McGrattan | Consultant
Lars Peter Hansen
Thomas J. Sargent | Consultant

Published September 1, 1994

Abstract
This paper catalogues formulas that are useful for estimating dynamic linear economic models. We describe algorithms for computing equilibria of an economic model and for recursively computing a Gaussian likelihood function and its gradient with respect to parameters. We display an application to Rosen, Murphy, and Scheinkman's (1994) model of cattle cycles.


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