Tomas Brännström: Department of Economic Statistics, Postal: Stockholm School of Economics, Box 6501, 113 83 Stockholm, Sweden.
Abstract: A bivariate second-order VAR model of money growth and inflation is specified and estimatedby means of least squares. The bias of the parameter estimates is approximated in three ways and new, bias-reduced estimates are computed using the approximations. The effects of bias reduction on impulse-response functions and variance decompositions are found to be negligible. The effects of bias reduction on predictions, in particular on predicted inflation, are more substantial.
28 pages, November 1995
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