I used Dynare to simulate my model and shows below:
VARIABLE MEAN STD. DEV. VARIANCE
C 0.0000 133.8372 17912.3833
Cd 0.0000 133.6476 17861.6923
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 ?