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Authors: 
Shibayama, Katsuyuki
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
School of Economics Discussion Papers 1518
Abstract: 
This paper investigates multivariate Beveridge-Nelson decomposition of key macro aggregate data. We find (a) inflation seems to be dominated by its trend component, and, perhaps as a result of this, the short-term interest rate is also trend dominated; and (b) consumption also seems to be dominated by its trend component perhaps as the permanent income hypothesis suggests. What is new here is that, although the difficulty of rejecting a unit root for these variables has been long recognized, we show that these unit root processes account for a large share of the variable fluctuations. This result raises a concern about the convention that the non-stationary data is detrended in standard DSGE-type structural estimation, in the sense that a significant portion of data variation actually may come from the trend components.
Subjects: 
Beveridge-Nelson Decomposition
DSGE
VECM
Detrending
JEL: 
C32
E21
E31
E32
E52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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