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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)
Finance and Economics Discussion Series
A guide to FRB/US: a macroeconomic model of the United States
Flint Brayton
Peter A. Tinsley
Abstract

FRB/US is a large-scale quarterly econometric model of the U.S. economy, developed to replace the MPS model. Most behavioral equations are based on specifications of optimizing behavior containing explicit expectations of firms, households, and financial markets. Although expectations are explicit, the empirical fits of the structural descriptions of macroeconomic behavior are comparable to those of reduced-form time series models. In most instances, tests do not reject overidentifying restrictions of rational expectations or the hypothesis of serially independent residuals. As modeled, private sector expectations of policy constitute a major transmission channel of monetary policy.


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Flint Brayton & Peter A. Tinsley, A guide to FRB/US: a macroeconomic model of the United States, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Finance and Economics Discussion Series 96-42, 1996.
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Keywords: Econometric models ; Economic conditions - United States
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