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Reconciling narrative monetary policy disturbances with structural VAR model shocks?

Martin Kliem () and Alexander Kriwoluzky

No 23/2013, Discussion Papers from Deutsche Bundesbank

Abstract: Structural VAR studies disagree with narrative accounts about the history of monetary policy disturbances. We investigate whether employing the narrative monetary shock account as a proxy variable in a VAR model aligns both shock series. We quantify the extent to which the disagreement still applies and identify two explanations for the disagreement. One explanation is measurement error in the narrative time series, another is a misspecification of the VAR model.

Keywords: vector autoregression model; monetary policy shocks; narrative identification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E31 E32 E52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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