Testing for the Lucas Critique: A Quantitative Investigation
AbstractIn this paper, I try to shed some new light on the "puzzle" of why the Lucas critique, believed to be important by most economists, seems to have received very little empirical support. I use a real-business-cycle model to verify that the Lucas critique is quantitatively important in theory, and to examine the properties of the super-exogeneity test, which is used to detect the applicability of the Lucas critique in practice. The results suggest that the superexogeneity test is not capable of detecting the relevance of the Lucas critique in practice in small samples.
CitationLinde, Jesper. 2001. "Testing for the Lucas Critique: A Quantitative Investigation." American Economic Review, 91 (4): 986-1005. DOI: 10.1257/aer.91.4.986
- C53 Forecasting and Other Model Applications
- E52 Monetary Policy
- E41 Demand for Money