Tutorials, guides and setup instructions on YouTube

We have evaluated the results of Dynare’s user survey. One thing that came up frequently was a wish for more tutorials and examples on all the features Dynare offers. Albeit the manual covers most of it, it is a reference but not a user guide. Note that there is an outdated user guide which we do not support anymore, and which has also several errors in it.

So we decided that a milestone of Dynare 4.7 should be better documentation and a new user guide. I am quite thankful that Johannes Pfeifer took the lead here; however, I will also post and update my teaching materials as written tutorials as well as videos online. I hope this is useful.

I plan on providing guides and videos for the following:
[x] 4 methods to compute the steady state of a DSGE model in Dynare
[x] How to calibrate a DSGE model in Dynare (change_type)
[x] Running dynare in parallel on Windows, macOS, and Linux
[ ] install and run parallel dynare on our University cluster
[ ] install dynare from source on Windows, macOS, and Linux
[ ] introduction to dynare
[ ] Smets and Wouters (2007) with Dynare: analytical derivations, codes, simulation, and estimation
[ ] perturbation in Dynare: first-order, second-order, and higher-orders
[x] How to debug and report Dynare errors
[ ] how to dive into and understand Dynare’s source code
[ ] identification of DSGE parameters in Dynare
[ ] my dynare work flow using the macro language

You can find everything on a dedicated subpage: Dynare and on my YouTube Channel.

If you want a tutorial on a specific topic, please let me know via email or in this thread.


Excellent. Thanks so much.

Please make video on calculating parameter values in Dynare.

Awesome!!! Many thanks!!!

What do you mean by this?

Thank you for your response.
You have given the values of the parameters(coefficients). But how can one determine those values in the first place?

Awaiting response.


It is able to perform simulations of the
model given a calibration of the model parameters and is also able to estimate these parameters given a dataset.

this line in the ref manual of dynare. I meant asking you how to do the later part, that is, estimate the parameters given the dataset.

awaiting response.

Could be interesting a tutorial on Optimal Policy with the related multiple methods (OSR, LQA or Ramsey)

@wmutschl: If you need any support from the community in order to facilitate the production of the SW (2007) tutorial, please let me know.

Yes please, if you have any material you would like to share that be awesome, just write me an email (willi@mutschler.eu) and we can chat about that.

I am on parental leave, so production of further videos will take some time. Sorry about that.

Hi! This is great!

I think It would be nice to have a tutorial on bayesian estimation. Another topic of interest is the estimation of models containing unit roots using the diffuse kalman filter.


Excellent. Thanks so much.

please make a video installing and configuring Dynare in macOS! I have several difficulties configuring it. My Octave simply does not recognize my Dynare… I just published a new topic on that

Thank You so much