J. Econometrics Vol. ?? (?) pp. ???-???
a A. Ronald Gallant
b Raffaella Giacomini
c Giuseppe Ragusa
aPenn State University
bUniversity College London
Received ????; received in revised form ????; accepted ????
We consider Bayesian estimation of state space models when the measurement density is not available but estimating equations for the parameters of the measurement density are available from moment conditions. The most common applications are partial equilibrium models involving moment conditions that depend on dynamic latent variables (e.g., time-varying parameters, stochastic volatility) and dynamic general equilibrium models when moment equations from the first order conditions are available but computing an accurate approximation to the measurement density is difficult.
JEL Classification: C32; C36; E27
Keyword(s): State Space Models, Bayesian Estimation, Moment Equations, Structural Models, DSGE Models, Particle Filter