The latest MMB version 2.3 is released under the auspices of the Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI), a joint project of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt that is supported financially by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
We provide cross platform support for Windows, Mac and Linux. The source of the MMB code can be browsed and downloaded directly on GitHub.
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The MMB is written in MATLAB and utilizes the DYNARE environment (more detailed information can be found in the User Manual below). Mac-users can download the compatible Dynare version here. For the newest version of DYNARE, please, visit their project website.
For DYNARE versioning for GNU/Linux see here. Most common Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch,...) already provide pre-build packages through their package management systems.
To download the user guides, click on the following buttons
Also, we provide a replication package, where a model code remains as close as possible to the authors' original code or article. To download it, simply click on the button below
Referencing the MMB
Please cite the following articles when working with the MMB. They explain the approach to model comparison taken in the Macro Model Data Base software and provide some examples.
Wieland, Volker, Tobias Cwik, Gernot J. Müller, Sebastian Schmidt and Maik Wolters, "A New comparative approach to macroeconomic modeling and policy analysis", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, August 2012, Vol. 83, 523-541 (last working paper version)
Wieland, Volker, Elena Afanasyeva, Meguy Kuete, and Jinhyuk Yoo. "New methods for macro-financial model comparison and policy analysis." Handbook of Macroeconomics 2 (2016): 1241-1319. (last working paper version)
Also, here you can find an extended list of articles, papers and presentations using the MMB.
If those sources and user manuals are not sufficient, please visit the F.A.Q. section. Fell free to post further questions in the forum.
Previous versions of MMB and respective user manuals are available upon request. Please, contact us in case you need older versions that are compatible with DYNARE 3.0, 4.2, 4.3.