cyclical properties of a real business cycle model (replication data)

This paper tests the well-known real business cycle model of Kydland and Prescott (1988), using spectral methods for linear filters. Model spectra, coherencies, phase shifts, and correlations are tested against US post-war data using both asymptotic and small-sample distributions. Compared with the model, the data have shorter business cycles, smaller co-movements of different macro variables, and less of a leading role for output.

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Söderlind, Paul (1994): Cyclical properties of a real business cycle model (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Applied Econometrics. Dataset.