Hi

I just wanted to ask if dynare is able to estimate (and also make a historical decomposition of shocks) a model which has a third-order approximation ? This third order is needed to generate time variant term premia of financial assets.

Many Thanks

No, that is not possible with Dynare. The particle filter currently is still experimental and does not yet support third order. Note that shock decompositions (in the sense of contributions of shocks to particular variables) at higher order are non-trivial due to non-linearity. There is no agreed upon standard way of doing this. If you only want to extract shocks, a particle smoother could work.

You could aslo try to estimate your model using GMM or SMM. An SMM example is contained in our replication files for Born/Pfeifer (2014): “Risk Matters: A comment” on my homepage.

Hi, if there any reference besides FGRU and BP2014 is related to estimation of DSGE model at third order?

Thanks !

What are you looking for?

Hi, professor! I want to estimate a simple RBC model at third order approximation by method of GMM/SMM. But I think it is a bit hard for me. Is there any material for a beginner to grasp the method of GMM/SMM at third order approximation?

I tried to apply your method in BP2014. But I am not sure what any modification is required.

Thanks!

If your model is just identified, i.e. you estimate as many parameters as you match moments, then the changes you need to do are minimal. What are you unsure about?