Macroeconomic Fluctuations Without Indeterminacy
Joshua Brault (),
Hashmat Khan (),
Louis Phaneuf () and
Jean Gardy Victor ()
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Joshua Brault: Department of Economics, Carleton University, https://carleton.ca/economics/people/brault-joshua/
Hashmat Khan: Department of Economics, Carleton University3, https://carleton.ca/economics/people/khan-hashmat-u/
Louis Phaneuf: Department of Economics, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, https://professeurs.uqam.ca/professeur/phaneuf.louis/
No 21-01, Carleton Economic Papers from Carleton University, Department of Economics
We estimate a multi-shock DSGE model with a Bayesian method allowing for determinacy or indeterminacy (Bianchi and Nicoló, 2020). Contrary to conventional wisdom, determinacy is preferred to indeterminacy before and after 1980. The post-1984 contribution of shocks to the marginal efficiency of investment to the cyclical variance of output growth fell dramatically, from 50% to 20%. Greater nominal wage flexibility drove the large decline in output and employment fluctuations after 1984. Inflation variability declined from a hawkish policy stance against inflation and changes in preference parameters. Lower trend inflation and smaller shocks did not play a key role.
Keywords: Conventional Monetary Policy; Determinacy; Bayesian Estimation; Sources of Business Cycle; Changes in Aggregate Volatility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E31 E32 E37 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 45 pages
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