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Forming Priors for DSGE Models (and How it Affects the Assessment of Nominal Rigidities)

Marco Del Negro, Frank Schorfheide

NBER Working Paper No. 13741
Issued in January 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Bob King, Simon Potter, Chris Sims, Frank Smets, as well as seminar participants at the Bank of Finland Conference on "Practical Issues in DSGE Modeling at Central Banks'', the 7th EABCN Workshop on "Estimation and Empirical Validation of Structural Models for Business Cycle Analysis'', the Fall 2006 New York Area Monetary Policy Workshop, the 2007 SED Meetings, the FRB St. Louis, the FRB San Francisco, and the Board of Governors for helpful comments and suggestions. Schorfheide gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation (Grant SES 0617803). The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve System, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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