RF_Finder Internet Site

This Internet site makes available: RF_Finder.exe and an associated help file. This program provides a Monte Carlo simulation of reduced form sign patterns based upon structural sign patterns specified by the user. The basic purpose of the program is to determine if a proposed (or estimated) reduced form sign pattern could possibly be generated by the proposed structural sign patterns. See the help file linked below for instructions for program use.


The application was developed and compiled in Visual Studio 6 to run under the Windows operating system. The application has been run under Windows 7 and predecessor versions of Windows, e.g., Windows XP and Windows Vista. The application has also been run successfully under Windows 10.


This software was used in support of the work reported on in:


Andrew J. Buck, George M. Lady, "A New Approach to Model Verification, Falsification and Selection," Econometrics 2015, 3(3), DOI: 10.3390/econometrics3030466, June 2015, pp.466-493. On line: http://www.mdpi.com/2225-1146/3/3/466/html

Andrew J. Buck, George M. Lady, "Estimating a Falsified Model," Advances in Pure Mathematics, 2016, 6, 523-531. On line: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/apm.2016.68040


George M. Lady, Carlisle E. Moody, “Econometric Modeling and Model Falsification,” Advances in Pure Mathematics, 2019, 9, 762-776. On line: http://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=95039

Links to the Stata files supporting the paper above are given below:








Click here to download the application RF_Finder.exe.

Click here to see the help file for this application.


Although no errors were detected when the software was used in support of the above publications, there is no warranty of the absence of error.