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Dynare Reference Manual

The Dynare reference manual has been updated for version 4. See the documentation section. A PDF version is also available.

DLL problems with Matlab version 7.8 (2009)

Changes in the last version of Matlab break a DLL used in second order approximation when used with Matlab 64 bit  See http://www.dynare.org/DynareWiki/DllMatlabVersions for mode details.

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Expect more changes in the coming weeks.

Release of Dynare 4.0

Dynare 4.0 for Windows 32-bit is available in the Download section of the web site. It take the form of a EXE installer that you need to execute on your machine. Binary packages for Linux (Debian and Ubuntu) are also available see http://www.dynare.org/DynareWiki/InstallOnDebianOrUbuntu

The documentation is still in development. The current version of the reference manual and the user guide is available in the package. Additional information can be found on http://www.dynare.org/DynareWiki/TableOfContents.

A bug fixing release, 4.0.1, is now available.

Practicing DYNARE

by F. Barillas, R. Colacito, S. Kitao, C. Matthes, T. Sargent and Y. Shin. July 2007.  This paper teaches Dynare by applying it to approximate equilibria and estimate nine dynamic economic models. Among the models estimated are a 1977 rational expectations model of hyperinflation by Sargent, Hansen, Sargent, and Tallarini’s risk-sensitive permanent income model, and one and two-country stochastic growth models.  The examples.zip file contains dynare *.mod and data files that implement the examples in the paper. [Paper][examples.zip]

DYNARE User Guide

Tommaso Mancini has released a beta version of the Dynare User Guide. June 2007. You will find it in the Documentation section. There is also a new forum for remarks and suggestions on the User Guide. Thanks in advance for your feedback. 

Dynare version 3.065

Dynare version 3.065 is available for download. It is a bug correcting release. See Recent Changes. There are still the following open issues:

  • Dynare may report wrong (finite) variance for nonstationary variables
  • On can't put OLR inside a loop 
  • The pdf version of the manual is still not fixed.

Dynare++ version 1.3.2 with Ramsey policy released

New features include: Automatic generation of the first order conditions of the optimal policy given an objective and (possibly) forward looking constraints. Automatic initialization of the new Lagrange multipliers for steady state calcs. Automatic generation of Matlab functions supporting the steady state calcs outside the Dynare++. Check out the tutorial.

Development versions of Dynare

As some users encounter difficulties working with SVN, we also provide now daily snapshots of the current development of Dynare version 3, Dynare version 4 and Dynare++. See in the download section.

For Dynare version 3, the snapshots contain the last bug fixes as problems are reported by users. For Dynare version 4 and Dynare++, the snapshots contain the current state of our development efforts and may not be working at all for a couple of days. Please report a problem as soon as you spot it.

Dynare version 3.064

Dynare version 3.064 is available for download. It is a bug correcting release. See Recent Changes. The pdf version of the manual is still not fixed.

Dynare version 4

is available for testing starting February 12, 2006. It is distributed via Subversion. See the Version 4 menu item.


We are happy to announce the creation of DSGE-NET an international  research network for DSGE modeling, monetary and fiscal policy.

The web site is www.dsge.net

In recent years, development of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium modeling made it an important tool for analysis of economic policy.

DSGE-NET aims at bringing together researchers from policy institutions and from academia. This web site should serve as a resource keeping references of work done in the area of DSGE modeling. It will  also carry announcement of conferences, workshops and Summer schools. In addition, the network aims at sponsoring such events. It  will also support the development of software tools for DSGE modeling.

Individual researchers are invited to register in the network through the login form and to contribute references as well as announcements.  PhD students are also encouraged to join.


Thanks to Ondra Kamenik, version 1.2.1 of Dynare++ has been released (08/17/2005).


A collection of RBC models has been contributed by Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde (see Examples).