Dear Professor:

I used Dynare to simulate my model and shows below:

THEORETICAL MOMENTS

VARIABLE MEAN STD. DEV. VARIANCE

C 0.0000 133.8372 17912.3833

Cd 0.0000 133.6476 17861.6923

My question:

the variable C’s STD.DEV.=133.8372,

Does the “STD.DEV” equal “Coefficient of Variation”?

Because I have real economy’s data, I deal the the data step by step.

step1. I count the “a”(assume endogeous variable) from 1961 to 2004 's standerd deviation.

step2. I count the “a”(assume endogeous variable)from 1961 to 2004 's average value.

step3. step1.'s standerd deviation was divided by average value.

step4. I get the “a”'s “Coefficient of Variation”.

Finally, I would like to compare this “Coefficient of Variation” with “C’s STD.DEV.=133.8372”

Can I compare these two ?

thanks

sincerely