Commit 6dde340c authored by Johannes Pfeifer 's avatar Johannes Pfeifer

Document how to set options for BVAR Irfs

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\begin{document}
\title{BVAR models ``\`a la Sims'' in Dynare\thanks{Copyright \copyright~2007--2015 S\'ebastien
Villemot; \copyright~2016 S\'ebastien
Villemot; \copyright~2016--2017 S\'ebastien
Villemot and Johannes Pfeifer. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify
this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation
License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free
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\author{S\'ebastien Villemot\thanks{Paris School of Economics and
CEPREMAP.} \and Johannes Pfeifer\thanks{University of Cologne. E-mail: \href{mailto:jpfeifer@uni-koeln.de}{\texttt{jpfeifer@uni-koeln.de}}.}}
\date{First version: September 2007 \hspace{1cm} This version: October 2016}
\date{First version: September 2007 \hspace{1cm} This version: May 2017}
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The syntax for computing impulse response functions is:
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\texttt{bvar\_irf(}\textit{number\_of\_periods},\textit{identification\_scheme}\texttt{);}
\texttt{bvar\_irf(}\textit{number\_of\_lags},\textit{identification\_scheme}\texttt{);}
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The \textit{identification\_scheme} option has two potential values
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Keep in mind that the first factorization of the covariance matrix is sensible to the ordering of the variables (as declared in the mod file with \verb+var+). This is not the case of the second factorization, but its structural interpretation is, at best, unclear (the Matrix square root of a covariance matrix, $\Sigma$, is the unique symmetric matrix $A$ such that $\Sigma = AA$).\newline
The mean, median, variance and confidence intervals for IRFs are saved in \texttt{oo\_.bvar.irf}
If you want to change the length of the IRFs plotted by the command, you can put\\
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\texttt{options\_.irf=40;}\\
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before the \texttt{bvar\_irf}-command. Similarly, to change the coverage of the highest posterior density intervals to e.g. 60\% you can put the command\\
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\texttt{options\_.bvar.conf\_sig=0.6;}\\
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there.\newline
The mean, median, variance, and confidence intervals for IRFs are saved in \texttt{oo\_.bvar.irf}
\section{Examples}
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