and had fallen completely out of, and with, academic economics. Nevertheless, unlike the dinosaurs to which they often have been likened, macroeconometric models have never completely disappeared from the scene.
This book describes how and why the discipline of macroeconometric modelling continues to play a role for economic policymaking by adapting to changing demands, in response, for instance, to new policy regimes like inflation targeting. Model builders have adopted new insights from economic theory and taken advantage of the methodological and conceptual advances within time series econometrics over the last twenty years.
The modelling of wages and prices takes a central part in the book as the authors interpret and evaluate the last forty years of international research experience in the light of the Norwegian 'main course' model of inflation in a small open economy. The preferred model is a dynamic model of incomplete competition, which is evaluated against alternatives as diverse as the Phillips curve, Nickell-Layard wage curves, the New Keynesian Phillips curve, and monetary inflation models on data from the
Euro area, the UK, and Norway.
The wage price core model is built into a small econometric model for Norway to analyse the transmission mechanism and to evaluate monetary policy rules. The final chapter explores the main sources of forecast failure likely to occur in a practical modelling situation, using the large-scale nodel RIMINI and the inflation models of earlier chapters as case studies. - ;"...strongly recommended to anyone interested in applied macroeconomics...definitively deserves to be one of the tools in the toolbox." - Jesper Linde, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 2005;The book is definitely worth not only buying but also reading...The book successfully bridges the gapbetween economic theory and relevant econometric applications. - Costas Milas, International Journal of Forecasting.;This book gives an excellent insight into the process of forming a high-quality, real-world macro-model then evaluating and using it. This is an important topic and makes this an important book. - Clive W.J. Granger, Nobel Laureate
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