• An Introduction to Bayesian VAR (BVAR) Models

    Bayesian methods have significantly gained in popularity during the last decades as computers have become more powerful and new software has been developed. Their flexibility and other advantageous features have made these methods also more popular in econometrics. This post gives a brief introduction to Bayesian VAR (BVAR) models and provides the code to set up and estimate a basic model with the bvartools package. BVAR models Bayesian VAR (BVAR) models have the same mathematical form as any other VAR model, i.