Estimating dynamic equilibrium models using mixed frequency macro and financial data

Bent Jesper Christensen, Olaf Posch*, Michel Van Der Wel

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Abstract

We provide a framework for inference in dynamic equilibrium models including financial market data at daily frequency, along with macro series at standard lower frequency. Our formulation of the macro-finance model in continuous time conveniently accounts for the difference in observation frequency. We suggest the use of martingale estimating functions (MEF) to infer the structural parameters of the model directly through a nonlinear scheme. This method is compared to regression-based methods and the generalized method of moments (GMM). We illustrate our approaches by estimating various versions of the AK-Vasicek model with mean-reverting interest rates. We provide asymptotic theory and Monte Carlo evidence on the small sample behavior of the estimators and report empirical estimates using 30 years of US macro and financial data.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Econometrics
Volume194
Issue1
Pages (from-to)116-137
Number of pages22
ISSN0304-4076
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016

Keywords

  • AK-Vasicek model
  • Martingale estimating function
  • Structural estimation

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