An overview of the factor-augmented error-correction model

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External organisations

  • Department of Economics, Bocconi University, Milan
  • Department of Economics, University of Ljubljana


The Factor-augmented Error-Correction Model (FECM) generalizes the factor-augmented VAR (FAVAR) and the Error-Correction Model (ECM), combining error-correction, cointegration and dynamic factor models. It uses a larger set of variables compared to the ECM and incorporates the long-run information lacking from the FAVAR because of the latter’s specification in differences. In this paper, we review the specification and estimation of the FECM, and illustrate its use for forecasting and structural analysis by means of empirical applications based on Euro Area and US data.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamic Factor Models
EditorsSiem Jan Koopman, Eric Hillebrand
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Econometrics
ISSN (Print)0731-9053


  • Factor-augmented error correction models, FAVAR, Dynamic factor models, cointegration, structural analysis