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On the dynamic implications of news shocks

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  • Fève, Patrick
  • Matheron, Julien
  • Sahuc, Jean-Guillaume

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This paper assesses the time series properties of rational expectations models with news shocks. We show that news shocks allows to substantially improve the dynamic behavior of such models in generating higher persistence. We also warn the use of SVAR models to uncover news shocks.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 96-98

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:96-98

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Keywords: Rational expectations News shocks Persistence;

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Cited by:
  1. Fève, Patrick & Jidoud, Ahmat, 2012. "Identifying News Shocks from SVARs," IDEI Working Papers 706, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
  2. Jidoud, Ahmat, 2012. "The Sources of Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Subsaharan African Economies: An application to Côte d'Ivoire," TSE Working Papers 12-346, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  3. Mario Forni & Luca Gambetti & Luca Sala, 2011. "No News in Business Cycles," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 862.11, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).
  4. Marco M. Sorge, 2011. "News Shocks or Correlated Sunspots? An Observational Equivalence Result in Linear Rational Expectations Model," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2011_09, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
  5. Sorge, Marco M., 2012. "News shocks or parametric indeterminacy? An observational equivalence result in linear rational expectations models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(2), pages 198-200.
  6. Beaudry, Paul & Portier, Franck & Seymen, Atılım, 2013. "Comparing two methods for the identification of news shocks," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-110, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  7. Roland Winkler & Hans-Werner Wohltmann, 2009. "On the (de)stabilizing effects of news shocks," Kiel Working Papers 1542, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  8. Fève, Patrick & Jidoud, Ahmat, 2012. "News Shocks, Information Flows and SVARs," TSE Working Papers 12-286, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  9. Offick, Sven & Wohltmann, Hans-Werner, 2013. "News shocks, nonfundamentalness and volatility," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 119(1), pages 17-19.
  10. Seymen, Atılım, 2013. "Sequential identification of technological news shocks," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-111, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  11. Marco M. Sorge, 2013. "On the Fundamentalness of Nonfundamentalness in DSGE Models," CSEF Working Papers 340, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
  12. Winkler, Roland & Wohltmann, Hans-Werner, 2012. "Rational Expectations Models with Anticipated Shocks and Optimal Policy," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62030, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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