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Investigating structural differences of the Czech economy: Does asymmetry of shocks matter?

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Original title:Investigating structural differences of the Czech economy: Does asymmetry of shocks matter?
Authors:Pavel Herber, Daniel Němec
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Citation:HERBER, Pavel a Daniel NĚMEC. Investigating structural differences of the Czech economy: Does asymmetry of shocks matter? Bulletin of the Czech Econometric Society, Czech Econometric Society, 2012, roč. 19, č. 29, s. 28-49. ISSN 1212-074X.Export BibTeX
@article{970818,
author = {Herber, Pavel and Němec, Daniel},
article_number = {29},
keywords = {Two-country DSGE model; Bayesian estimation; Structural heterogeneity; Asymmetric shocks},
language = {eng},
issn = {1212-074X},
journal = {Bulletin of the Czech Econometric Society},
title = {Investigating structural differences of the Czech economy: Does asymmetry of shocks matter?},
url = {http://ces.utia.cas.cz/bulletin/index.php/bulletin/article/viewFile/188/173},
volume = {19},
year = {2012}
}
Original language:English
Field:Economy
WWW:link to a new windowhttp://ces.utia.cas.cz/bulletin/index.php/bulletin/article/viewFile/188/173
Type:Article in Periodical
Keywords:Two-country DSGE model; Bayesian estimation; Structural heterogeneity; Asymmetric shocks

The goal of this paper is to evaluate heterogeneity between the Czech Republic and the Euro area, because different behavior of agents or asymmetric shocks cut benefits from the entering monetary union. For this purpose, we introduce a two-country dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model that allows different sources of heterogeneity between countries. We focus on differences in structural parameters and asymmetry of shocks hitting the two economies. Using Bayesian techniques, we estimate various specifications of log-linear models (unrestricted and nested) and then we test different sources of heterogeneity. Our results indicate that the main sources of heterogeneity are price and wage rigidities and the asymmetry of shocks. On the other hand, we have found strong evidence in favor of homogeneity in parameters describing utility function of households.

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