Apparently Dynare crashes (with a Matlab error message that is cryptical, to me at least) when varexo_det is used in a purely recursive model (only backward-looking variables). See the attached example. As it stands, the example produces the crash, if you use the out-commented equation (with a forward-looking variable) instead, it works fine.
Admittedly, given that varexo_det is used to model anticipated, deterministic shocks, the combination with a backward-looking model does not really make sense. Still, it might appear occasionally (as in my case) if forward-linkages are switched off temporarily for testing purposes. It would be nice if someone found the time to introduce a telling Dynare error-message for this case.
check_varexodet_03.mod (275 Bytes)