I'm a first year grad student. What's a good detailed book that teaches you how to calibrate models i.e talks you trough the basics of coding in matlab and then treats theory and applications at a more advanced level. I'm not at a very good school and the macro here doesn't seem to match what the better departments do.
Macro text recommendation.

^&^^Do these texts get you started with Matlab? Do they have exercises with the code for the solution given? I'm not from an Econ background and nobody in my department seems very interested in helping out.
I'm trying to spend the next two years trying to learn as much as I can on my own. If after that I find that I'm just too far behind, I will return to my job.
Thanks for your help.

^&^^Do these texts get you started with Matlab? Do they have exercises with the code for the solution given? I'm not from an Econ background and nobody in my department seems very interested in helping out.
I'm trying to spend the next two years trying to learn as much as I can on my own. If after that I find that I'm just too far behind, I will return to my job.
Thanks for your help.why don't you use a separate text for matlab or try this:

Also, the DeJong and Dave book (Structural Macroeconometrics) has a bunch of stuff on solution methods (loglinearization, perturbation, discretize state space etc ...) along with several good chapters devoted specifically to calibration, then MLE estimation, then Bayesian estimation, then impulse respnonse moment matching (Christiano shits ...)

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Computational Methods in Economics by Ken JuddI'm a first year grad student. What's a good detailed book that teaches you how to calibrate models i.e talks you trough the basics of coding in matlab and then treats theory and applications at a more advanced level. I'm not at a very good school and the macro here doesn't seem to match what the better departments do.