Bai, Jushan and Li, Kunpeng and Lu, Lina
(2014):
*Estimation and inference of FAVAR models.*

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## Abstract

The factor-augmented vector autoregressive (FAVAR) model, first proposed by Bernanke, Bovin, and Eliasz (2005, QJE), is now widely used in macroeconomics and finance. In this model, observable and unobservable factors jointly follow a vector autoregressive process, which further drives the comovement of a large number of observable variables. We study the identification restrictions in the presence of observable factors. We propose a likelihood-based two-step method to estimate the FAVAR model that explicitly accounts for factors being partially observed. We then provide an inferential theory for the estimated factors, factor loadings and the dynamic parameters in the VAR process. We show how and why the limiting distributions are different from the existing results.

Item Type: | MPRA Paper |
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Original Title: | Estimation and inference of FAVAR models |

Language: | English |

Keywords: | high dimensional analysis; identification restrictions; inferential theory; likelihood-based analysis; VAR; impulse response. |

Subjects: | C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables > C32 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes ; State Space Models C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables > C38 - Classification Methods ; Cluster Analysis ; Principal Components ; Factor Models |

Item ID: | 60960 |

Depositing User: | Kunpeng Li |

Date Deposited: | 27 Dec 2014 05:57 |

Last Modified: | 26 Sep 2019 14:37 |

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URI: | https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/id/eprint/60960 |