[R] Constraining coefficients to be equal in svar

Downey, Patrick PDowney at urban.org
Thu Mar 11 05:10:56 CET 2010


I'm working on an structural VAR using the var command to estimate and the
svar command on the resultant object (package: vars). I want to constrain
coefficients to equal one another, but that value to be estimated. So for
the A matrix, I want A[2,1]=A[1,2] to be my constraints.

Can this be done with this package? If so, how? If not, is there another
package that it might be done with (I want only to estimate a VAR and get
Impulse Response Functions, so I don't need any fancy cointegration or
error correction techniques or any of that).


P. Mitchell Downey | Research Associate II
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