Comparing Theoretical moment of data with Dynare


#1

Hi to all

I am replicating a paper Putting home economics into macroeconomics. Here I am attaching my mod file.

When I compare standard deviations for different endogeneous variables obtained from dynare simulation with the standard deviations reported in the paper. There is very drastic difference.
I read here on the forum and some literature from university courses that Dynare takes the variables as logs.

Can anybody help me in transformation of dynare generated standard deviation into what reported.

e04.mod (3.1 KB)


#2

The reported standard deviations are for the log-levels, not the levels. But you are not considering the logs. See Question about understanding irfs in dynare
Also, it is not clear whether the model moments are also based on HP-filtered model data or whether they are comparing the filtered empirical data to the unfiltered model data.