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Nominal Rigidities, News-Driven Business Cycles, and Monetary Policy

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  • Kobayashi Keiichiro

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    (Hitotsubashi University and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)

  • Nutahara Kengo

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    (Senshu University)

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A news-driven business cycle is a positive comovement in consumption, labor, investment, and output caused by positive news about the future. Standard real business cycle models do not generate it. In this paper, we find that a used market friction – i.e., sticky prices – can be a source of news-driven business cycles from news about future technology growth, technology level, and expansionary monetary policy shocks. The key mechanism is the countercyclical movements of markups through nominal rigidities.

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Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (September)
Pages: 1-26

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  1. Christoph Görtz & John D. Tsoukalas, 2013. "Sector Specific News Shocks in Aggregate and Sectoral Fluctuations," CESifo Working Paper Series 4269, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Stéphane Auray & Paul Gomme & Shen Guo, 2009. "Nominal Rigidities, Monetary Policy and Pigou Cycles," Cahiers de recherche 09-18, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
  3. Christoph Gortz & John D. Tsoukalas, 2013. "Learning, Capital Embodied Technology and Aggregate Fluctuations," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 16(4), pages 708-723, October.
  4. Nutahara, Kengo, 2010. "Note on nominal rigidities and news-driven business cycles," MPRA Paper 24112, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Nutahara, Kengo, 2010. "Internal and external habits and news-driven business cycles," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 300-303, May.
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  7. Görtz, Christoph & Tsoukalas, John, 2011. "News and financial intermediation in aggregate and sectoral fluctuations," MPRA Paper 38986, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Mar 2012.
  8. Stephane Auray & Paul Gomme & Shen Guo, 2012. "Nominal Rigidities, Monetary Policy and Pigou Cycles: On-line Appendix," Working Papers 12007, Concordia University, Department of Economics.

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