Testing the New Keynesian Model on U.S. and Euro Area Data
Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 2008, vol. 2, pages 1-26
I apply the Johansen and Swensen (1999, 2004) method of testing exact rational expectations within the cointegrated VAR (Vector Auto-Regressive) model, to testing the New Keynesian (NK) model. This method permits the testing of rational expectation systems, while allowing for non-stationary data. The NK-model is tested on quarterly U.S. and Euro area time series data. I find that the restrictions implied by the core equations of the NK-model are rejected regardless of sample periods or measures of real marginal costs. I also provide a tentative explanation of the results favored by previous researches.
Keywords: New Keynesian Phillips curve; cointegration; vector autoregressive model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C52 E52 E31 C32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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