Dear Prof. Pfeifer,

I have been confused about two examples mods on news shock.

one is github.com/DynareTeam/dynare/bl … recast.mod.

which uses both varexo_det and eps_a_antic(-7) to describe an anticipated shock in time 8.

another is github.com/JohannesPfeifer/DSGE … _model.mod

where it uses the lagged value of a stochastic shock to describe an anticipated shock in time 8.

Here my question is, what is the difference between using a deterministic way “varexo_det” to describe news shock ,and a stochastic way using the lagged value of a stochastic shock?

Thanks.

The second one is the generally correct one. The first file is Dynare’s unit test, checking that `varexo_det`

works correctly. It makes use of the fact that due to certainty equivalence at first order a stochastic news shock and a perfectly anticipated deterministic shock are the same. But that is not true at higher order. The stochastic version is also more flexible.

thanks a lot!