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# <i class="icon-discourse"></i> Forum
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If you run into problems with Dynare that you can't seem to resolve by looking
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at the manual, the <i class="icon-external-link"></i> [Dynare
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Forum](https://forum.dynare.org/) is a good place to turn. If you're a
beginner, odds are someone else has run into the same problem as you, so make
sure you search the forum for similar questions. Otherwise, feel free to make
an account and ask a question yourself. If you're a more experienced user,
heading to the forum from time to time will allow you to learn the intricacies
of Dynare and you might just be able to help out someone else out!

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# <i class="icon-email"></i> Mailing List
If you would like to be informed of recent Dynare news by email (new releases,
Summer School, and Conference dates), feel free to <i
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notifications](https://www.dynare.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/info). This is a
low traffic list; you'll receive at least 2 and on average 4 emails per year,
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depending on how many releases we create.
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# <i class="icon-graduation-cap"></i> Summer School
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We organize a weeklong summer school every year in June where we teach students
how to use Dynare. The fee for students is minimal (equal to expenses on
lunches and one dinner) so as to encourage participation. If this interests
you, please keep a look out for the opening of the application period in April.

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# <i class="icon-tachometer"></i> Quick Start
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For those who want to quickly have something running, the [Quick Start
page](quick_start) explains how to setup Dynare on Windows and to run your
first model file.

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# <i class="icon-book"></i> Manual
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The Dynare Manual is the best place to go to understand the Dynare syntax,
commands, and options. The `.pdf` and `.html` versions of the manual are
distributed with each Dynare release and also available here:

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<i class="icon-document"></i> [HTML Manual](http://www.dynare.org/manual/)
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<i class="icon-document-download"></i> [PDF Manual](http://www.dynare.org/manual.pdf)
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# <i class="icon-book"></i> Dynare Team Presentations

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<i class="icon-document-download"></i> [Sébastien Villemot's Perfect Foresight slides](https://git.dynare.org/sebastien/perfect-foresight-slides/raw/master/deterministic.pdf?inline=false)
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<i class="icon-document-download"></i> [Sébastien Villemot's Intro to DSGE modeling (in French)](https://git.dynare.org/sebastien/dsge-intro/raw/master/dsge-intro.pdf?inline=false)
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# <i class="icon-book"></i> Dynare implementations of published models
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/ambropo/dynarecodes">Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi's collection</a>
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Replication of
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<ul class="resources">
 <li> Bernanke, Gertler, and Gilchrist, 1999. "The Financial Accelerator in a Quantitative Business Cycle Framework," NBER Working Papers 6455</li>
 <li>Carlstrom and Fuerst, 1997. "Agency Costs, Net Worth, and Business Fluctuations: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis," American Economic Review,  vol. 87(5), pages 893-910, December</li>
 <li>Schmitt-Grohe, Stephanie & Uribe, Martin, 2003. "Closing small open economy models," Journal of International Economics, vol. 61(1), pages 163-185, October</li>
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> [Macroeconomic Model Data Base](http://www.macromodelbase.com/)
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The database now covers more than 100 models, ranging from small-, medium- and
large-scale DSGE models to earlier-generation New-Keynesian models with
rational expectations and more traditional Keynesian-style models with adaptive
expectations. It includes models of the United States, the Euro Area, Canada,
and several small open emerging economies. Some of the models explicitly
incorporate financial frictions.
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> [Johannes Pfeifer's collection of Dynare models](https://github.com/johannespfeifer/dsge_mod)
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A collection of Dynare models that demonstrates Dynare best practices,
providing mod files to replicate important models.
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# <i class="icon-tool"></i> Dynare Toolboxes
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> [Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi's toolbox for the analysis of DSGE models estimated with Bayesian techniques](https://sites.google.com/site/ambropo/MatlabCodes)
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This toolbox uses the standard output of Dynare to: (i) plot the Markov chain
Monte Carlo (MCMC), (ii) plot the ergodic distribution of the posterior
distribution, (iii) plot the prior versus the posterior distribution, together
with the mode of the posterior, (iv) assess the convergence of the MCMC chain
through CUSUM procedure, and (v) compare the correlation between the estimated
parameters implied by both the Hessian and the chain. The toolbox makes use of
few Matlab routines of Dynare 4.3.
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> [Occbin](https://github.com/lucaguerrieri/occbin)
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A set of routines that solve models with occasionally binding constraints using Dynare.
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# <i class="icon-book"></i> Tutorial
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Learn how to perform a stochastic simulation of a small model with Dynare in ten minutes!
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<i class="icon-document-download"></i> [Tutorial](https://www.dynare.org/assets/tutorial/guide.pdf)
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<i class="icon-document-download"></i> [example1.mod](https://www.dynare.org/assets/tutorial/example1.mod)
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<i class="icon-document-download"></i> [example2.mod](https://www.dynare.org/assets/tutorial/example2.mod)
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# <i class="icon-wikipedia-w"></i> Wiki
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Various bits of information such as [new](https://git.dynare.org/Dynare/dynare/wikis/NewFeatures) or undocumented features, [development plans](https://git.dynare.org/Dynare/dynare/wikis/RoadMap), and [known](https://git.dynare.org/Dynare/dynare/wikis/KnownBugs) and [fixed](https://git.dynare.org/Dynare/dynare/wikis/FixedBugs) bugs.
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> [New Wiki](https://git.dynare.org/Dynare/dynare/wikis/home)
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<i class="icon-external-link"></i> [Old Wiki](http://www.dynare.org/DynareWiki/TableOfContents)
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# <i class="icon-book"></i> Dynare++
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Dynare++ is a set of C++ codes, originally written by Ondra Kamenik, that
compute higher order approximations of DSGE models via a perturbation method.
Those codes are made available both as a standalone executable program (shipped in the
Dynare package) and via Dynare where they are used for higher order
approximations (starting from third order).

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[Solving Stochastic Dynamic Equilibrium Models: A K-order Perturbation Approach](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/k_order.pdf),
a paper by Michel Juillard and Ondra Kamenik that describes the overall algorithm
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the
[Dynare++ tutorial](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/dynare++-tutorial.pdf), that
describes the usage of the standalone executable
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a description of the algorithm used for [Ramsey optimal policy in Dynare++](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/dynare++-ramsey.pdf)
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a description of the algorithm used for [solving the specialized Sylvester equation](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/sylvester.pdf)
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the internal documentation of the [numerical integration module](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/integ.pdf)
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the internal documentation of the [tensor library](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/tl.pdf)
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the internal documentation of the [k-order library](https://www.dynare.org/assets/dynare++/kord.pdf)
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