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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

    ()
    (Senshu University)

Abstract

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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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics.

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

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  1. Gortz, Christoph & John, Tsoukalas, 2011. "Learning, capital-embodied technology and aggregate fluctuations," MPRA Paper 35438, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Nov 2011.
  2. Stephane Auray & Paul Gomme & Shen Guo, 2009. "Nominal Rigidities, Monetary Policy and Pigou Cycles," Working Papers 09005, Concordia University, Department of Economics, revised 06 Apr 2010.
  3. Nutahara, Kengo, 2010. "Internal and external habits and news-driven business cycles," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 300-303, May.
  4. Görtz, Christoph & Tsoukalas, John D., 2012. "News and Financial Intermediation in Aggregate and Sectoral Fluctuations," Dynare Working Papers 12, CEPREMAP.
  5. Christoph Görtz & John D. Tsoukalas, 2013. "Sector Specific News Shocks in Aggregate and Sectoral Fluctuations," CESifo Working Paper Series 4269, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. Ko, Jun-Hyung & Miyazawa, Kensuke & Vu, Tuan Khai, 2012. "News shocks and Japanese macroeconomic fluctuations," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 24(4), pages 292-304.
  7. Nutahara, Kengo, 2010. "Note on nominal rigidities and news-driven business cycles," MPRA Paper 24112, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  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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