I was wondering if anyone could show me how to use epilogue variables. I already read the instruction in the manual, but it still confuses to me, so I am here to find some help.
Specifically, I wish to obtain the forecasts of a variable that is not defined in the model block. Say, the model includes real GDP growth and GDP deflator growth, and I want to obtain the forecasts of nominal GDP growth, which should be defined in the epilogue. My questions are:
(1) Where should I put this epilogue block? Before or after the estimation command?
(2) According to the Dynare manual, “posterior smoother subdraws can be recycled for computing epilogue variables without rerunning subdraws”, so how could this be done?