Modeling and Forecasting Iranian Inflation with Time Varying BVAR Models

حسن حیدری؛ سهیلا پروین

دوره 12، شماره 36 ، مهر 1387، ، صفحه 59-84

  This paper investigates the forecasting performance of different time-varying BVAR models for Iranian inflation. Forecast accuracy of a BVAR model with Litterman’s prior compared with a time-varying BVAR model (a version introduced by Doan et al., 1984); and a modified time-varying BVAR model, where the autoregressive coefficients are held constant and only the deterministic components are allowed to vary over time. Application using quarterly data of the Iranian economy from 1981:Q2 to 2006:Q1 shows that the performance of different specifications of time-varying BVAR models for forecasting ...  بیشتر